HowTo join openSUSE Tumbleweed Desktop to NethServer-7 Active Directory

HowTo join openSUSE Tumbleweed Desktop to NethServer-7 Active Directory

Please feel free to give me a feedback, I mean technically and formally.

This is based upon limited testing, and a small number of users. Both, Client and Server, were installed as VPS under Proxmox PVE.

Server prerequisites:
Installed NethServer 7.4 Server and updated from command line. Active Directory has been configured and the domain-name was given.

Client prerequisites:
Installed openSUSE Tumbleweed (openSUSE-Tumbleweed-DVD-x86_64-Snapshot20171204-Media.iso), with standard gnome desktop and one local user who has local admin rights. DHCP-Client was activ to get an IP from the NethServer who is acting as DHCP-and AD-Server. It is important that the openSUSE Client can resolv DNS correctly.

Now we can join the Domain with:
±+ Open YAST and afterwards “Windows Domain Membership”:

±+ Fill in the Domain-Name, Use SMB Information, Create Home…, Offline Auth… Click on Expert Settings:

±+ Go down to Mount Server Directories and click on Add:

±+ Put in your FQDN, Remote Path, Mount Point, Options and User Name Variables:

±+ Back on Domain Membershiop Window, click on OK:

±+ Maybe you have to install needed packages:

±+ Now join your Domain:

±+ Give Domain Admin Credentials, click on Obtain list…:

±+ You should have been joined the Domain, click on OK:

±+ Now you get an Info to restart your services…, reboot your machine:

±+ After reboot, use as username:

±+ And your password to logon:


@iglqut what do you think? This guy is great :slight_smile: keep it up Fausp.


Thomas (@iglqut) gave me the Input, I just did a test and the HowTo…


I know- thats a lot of work and I´m realy grateful I did´nt have to do it :wink:

You can do the next one :smile: