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 RC2. To download NethServer 7 RC2, click here.
** Once you install Samba Active Directory, there is a way to delete it but it’s convoluted. Click here **
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.
The disaster recovery is not working and it’s a bug I reported to NethServer on 9-14-2016. 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.
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.
Note: I put a new feature to allow the users to show their default groups, i.e. Administrator is Domain Admins and the other users are Domain Groups. For now there are blank, even though they are their right groups.