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In my High school the network (local network with printers and file server + internet access) is using Active Directory for authentication. If I want to print/access the file servers with Ubuntu I need to authenticate against the AD. Guess I'll use Samba but how exactly do you do that? Many thanks :)

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There's a good article on setting up an ubuntu client to print to a networked windows printer at http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-printing.html

The article is a few years old (2009) but the procedure should be mostly the same with maybe a few minor differences.

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Try Likewise Open / Likewise open GUI to join AD. There is a small easy to understand guide here.

You need to install likewise-open, likewise-open-gui and winbind. Then you can use GUI to setup the AD authentication. Do everything via Ubuntu software center to install dependencies along with these software.

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