View Full Version : [all variants] Remote documents with likewise-open and AD

May 22nd, 2008, 09:22 AM
I run my school's network with a windows DC and active directory and I'm trying to integrate ubuntu desktops in the network (I think its time our students learn about open-source.. :) ).

The problem is we have a windows fileserver in wich we have the personal documents of all users.

Likewise-open makes it very easy to join machines to the domain and integrate users, but I can't seem to find a way to automatically mount the remote share for personal documents.

This is important, because our students are 11-16 years old and I want to make it easy for them to use ubuntu.

Can anyone help me out?

May 22nd, 2008, 12:11 PM
try this ... you need to have samba and smbfs installed on client machine.

mount //ip-address-of-share/share-name /test/ -o username=NTdomain-name/NT-username

you can add this command to /etc/rc.local so that it runs on next reboot and it will ask NT-user password.

May 23rd, 2008, 02:31 PM
thanks but it didn work...
I think the problem is normal AD users aren't "admins" and therefore they can't mount devices in the system. Otherwise we could run a script to do it upon login.

Does anyone have other ideas?