The Winbind domain join solution, a Kerberos-based authentication solution, is another method of authenticating with Active Directory.

Use the following high-level steps to set up the Winbind domain join solution.


  1. Install the winbind, samba, and Kerberos packages on the Linux virtual machine.
  2. Join the Linux desktop to Microsoft Active Directory (AD).

What to do next

If you use the Winbind Domain Join solution or another Kerberos authentication-based solution, join the template virtual machine to AD, and rejoin the cloned virtual machine to AD. For example, use the following command:
sudo /usr/bin/net ads join -U <domain_user>%<domain_password>

To run the domain rejoin command on a cloned virtual machine for the Winbind solution, include the command to a shell script and set the script path to the RunOnceScript option in the /etc/vmware/viewagent-custom.conf file. For more information, see Setting Options in Configuration Files on a Linux Desktop.