No matter how you try, sometimes you can't escape the clutches of Microsoft and Windows. I am trying to add my ubuntu 12.04 to my domain at work and make sure my user profile have sudo privileges.

  • install likewise-open

apt-get install likewise-open

  • edit lightdm.conf to enable user and password GUI

nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

  • add the below lines



  • edit nsswitch.conf

files dns mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] mdns4

  • join domain

sudo domainjoin-cli join example.local Administrator

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  1. Make sure your username IS NOT your directory username. Just helps in the long run.
  2. Add your domain username to sudo after if you wish to run commands.

I followed this tutorial on my Ubuntu 12.04 to join a domain. It works great!


sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ natty partner" # Adds the Partner repository which has the active directory package in it to your system.
sudo apt-get install centrifydc # installs the package
sudo adjoin -w domain.name # joins domain
adinfo # verifies join was successful
ssh username@hostname # Confirm you can still ssh
ssh username.domain@hostname.domain #Confirm you can ssh with AD

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