KACE Product Support Question

Linux with AD & K1000

09/03/2013 3616 views


A couple of users are now using Linux machines and I was wondering is there anyway of adding these machines to Active Directory? And if so, even though very unlikely, can I roll out the K1000 agent via group policy? 


I have very little linux knowledge and I’m still learning. :)





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Yes, you can do it without problems.

The easiest way is to use winbind on the linux side:


Or you can configure PAM to use LDAP (but this is a pain in the ass, trust me ...)

I don't think you can use a GPO to roll out the agent.

You can use provisioning from the KACE to do this or if you have only a few systems roll them out by hand.

Found this piece of software for a GPO for Linux:


Depending on which Linux you are using we may have many other ways.

Usually the function is vice versa, move Windows boxes into a Linux-network, this is where I have much more experience, unfortunately

Answered 09/03/2013 by: Nico_K
Red Belt

  • Thank you for the help! Managed to get it working!

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Depending on your Linux distro, you might look into realmd - it nearly completely automates the joining process. It will tell you what packages you need to install (such as sssd, ldap, etc) and will just about configure it all for you. Just be aware that if your DC's will need to have "Windows Services for Unix" installed on them so that the LDAP fields get mapped correctly. I have just recently begun this adventure myself but so far have a working Fedora 19 install that is joined to the domain and even authenticates users with it.

Here's a link to the realmd project page: http://www.freedesktop.org/software/realmd/ It was included in the Fedora 19 install I started testing with, not sure about other Distros

Answered 09/04/2013 by: BHC-Austin
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  • Seems a feature within Kickstart and Gnome so I assume it's not working within Ubuntu yet! :(

    Looks really good however, I'll keep an eye out for it! thanks!

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