Through the DirectManage Express or DirectControl Express downloads you can quickly and easily join a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid) or 10.10 (Maverick) or 11.04 (Natty) servers and desktops to Active Directory. Using either of these approaches an intelligent install script is used to install the DirectControl Express agent and join the system to Active Directory.
Many Ubuntu users however prefer to install software packages like Centrify DirectControl Express using the built in package managers like Software Center, Synaptic, Adept, Aptitude, apt-get or others.
Recently, Canonical has certified and published Centrify DirectControl Express in both the 10.04 LTS Lucid and 10.10 Maverick and 11.04 Natty Partner Repositories. This article will describe how to ensure that the partner repository is available and describe how to install DirectControl Express and join a system to Active Directory...
Before you get started, make sure you have:
As there are many tools to do installations, I am only going to cover two of them - Software Center and the CLI using apt tools.
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner"
or for maverick:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ maverick partner"
or for natty:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ natty partner"
sudo apt-get install centrifydc
sudo adjoin -w domain.name