The final version of NethServer 7 was release on 02-07-2017 and this is my post for the final NethServer about installing Samba Active Directory and File Sharing.
Installing Samba Active Directory is easy to install NethServer 7 Beta, but only after you figured exactly to install it. It took me several days of trying to install it while I was looking at the documentation on the user manual and the Help file.
To install Samba Active Directory you have to install it on a IP, but not the same IP of the NethServer and not being used, and the NethServer builds a virtual OS in itself for Samba. I think that should be clearer on the documentation. Now I understand why they discuss installing on a virtual machine in the user manual.
I have also installed File Server and I tried using Windows using the administrator account to setup other users but it seems the mess up using NethServer shares, so I added the users instead on the NethServer website instead of Windows.
Also the Home share is not working with the File Server. The home directory is empty on /var/lib/nethserver/ and the share site is not accessible to any user, including admin. Or I must doing something wrong.
Also the disaster recovery is not working for me. After doing a restore-configure NethSever seems to be in order, but before and after restore-data none of the users is able to access netlogon, sysvol, and the share I added with File Server even though the computer was allowed to join the domain. Or I must be doing something wrong.
I have not reporting this two issues with NethServer. I joined the NethServer Community after I posted this blog. The missing Home directory bug was already posted and I reported the Disaster Recovery bug on 9-4-16.
I used VMPlayer on LinuxMint and installed NethServer using root and not my own account. I installed it with an IP of 192.168.2.100. Go to the Software Center and here are my steps:
Selecting Samba Active Directory:
Click Add and Confirm system changes:
After clicking Applying Changes, it installs it and then after several seconds, it says Operation Complete Successful and below that “Configure Samba Active Directory”.
After clicking on Configure the next page is asking for an IP and to check “Create a bridge interface for the green network”. Again it’s creating a virtual OS using the IP within NethServer.
I used an IP of 192.168.2.101 and click on Start DC. First process is installing a Root task and it take several minutes to complete.
The last step is nethserver-dc-join.
When it’s done it takes a couple of seconds to change showing the first and only user Administrator and the Edit to the right, where you can change the password and I did.