Linux Active Directory Domain Controller. Domain Active Directory.

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Domains with active directory ensure that the administrator has security and is able to have experience o any computer they login. The products of Microsoft for such purpose can be expensive for small business domains. Describe aboutthe Linux active directory domain controller.

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Linux Active Directory Domain Controller. Domain Active Directory.



–>Switch on the PC you want to use as a domain controller.

–>Install Linux:

–>Insert the DVD into the DVD drive. Enter when the screen displays.

–>RHEL installer will be displayed. It will check if the CD is correctly working. Click on Skip.

–>Choose the language according to your preference.

–>Choose the keyboard type according to your preference.

–>If you have an installation number on the License the enter it or else skip the step.

–>Click on the ‘review and modify portioning layout’. It will create partitions.

–>Click on new.


–>Select any partition.

–>Create swap, home, boot etc. partitions.

–>Press on next.



–>Click on next.

–>Select the Ethernet devices to use the network connections.

–>Choose the time zone.

–>Enter the root password. Then click on next.


ð  Click on customize later.


–>To start the installation press on next.

–>Reboot your computer.

–>Accept the License agreement and then click on forward.

 Fill the further information like time zone, user account. You have installed Linux.

Install the DHCP Server.

  •  Open the start menu.
  •  Click on the Administrative Tools.
  •  Go to Server manager and then user account control.
  •  Under ‘Roles Summary’ click on add roles and then next.
  •  Check the DHCP Server.
  •  You have installed DHCP Server.

–>Install the BIND9 DNS Server.

–>Install the SAMBA software and then configure it.

–>Make the user account.

–>Enter the root password.

  • Create a samba account also. This account is the default one i.e. the administrator.
  • Enable the Roaming profile settings.
  • You are ready to move and use the domain controller.

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