Joining a Linux machine to a Windows domain is not straight forward.
You will need to connect to the server via an SSH app (f.eks Putty)
- Sign-in with the admin and password you created when deploying the server
- To do some of the commands you will need to be ROOT, but you don’t know this password, so run the following command: sudo -i
enter the password for the adm account you created
- Install realm: yum install realm realmd -y
- Add to domain: realm join yourdomain.com –user firstname.lastname@example.org
If you get error: realm: Couldn’t join realm: Necessary packages are not installed: oddjob, oddjob-mkhomedir, sssd, samba-common-tools, you need to install the missing packages.
f.eks: yum install oddjob -y
And now the machine is in the domain
We all have our own ways of finding a servers / computers uptime.
But I thought I’d share my favorite way:
$operatingSystem = Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem
Some times you need to scheduler a restart of services on servers or computers, and I used to do this via a batch job, that I called from Task Scheduler, but..
I found a much easier way of doing this, just create a new task, and add the Actions like bellow.
NET as the program, and START/STOP “SERVICENAME” as the argument
and voila, there it is 🙂