Unable to join Active Directory

  • I’ve been working on Fog for a month now and the last roadblock has been the joining Active Directory. Here are the steps I’ve done:

    Installed Fog Client and enabled everything including Hostname Changer.
    I selected J[FONT=Ubuntu][COLOR=#333333]oin Domain after image task.[/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Ubuntu][COLOR=#333333]I provided domain name: tien.com[/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Ubuntu][COLOR=#333333]Domain user name: tien2000\username (tien2000 is domain netbios)[/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Ubuntu][COLOR=#333333]Domain password: (encrypted) and manually verified that this account had right to join computer to the domain. [/COLOR][/FONT]

    After deploying image to client computer, the client computer’s name got changed but did not join the domain. I look at the c:\log but no error was recorded. It looks as though the client computer, or fog server, made no attempt to join the domain.

    The client computer is Windows 7 64 bit. Fog server is 0.32 and is in a different subnet than domain. The firewall is open for these two to talk.

    Fog ip address
    Domain and client 172.17.1.*

    My question is why there is nothing in the log file to indicate the computer has made attempt to join AD. I expect to see some error in the log.
    Thanks for your help. please look at the uploaded log.


  • Moderator

    did you FogCrypt your password?

    For the default domain name, I use the fully qualified domain name (fqdn), ex: mydomain.com
    I leave the OU blank.
    For the user name, I use the netbios domain name, which is the same as the first part of the fqdn, but you can use the fqdn also, PLUS my domain name.
    For the password, it’s the user’s password FogCrypted.

    It works for windows xp and windows 7 pro 32 and 64 bit.

    We are running Windows Server 2008 R2 as our domain controllers, if that makes any difference.

  • Hi Tien
    [QUOTE]5/18/2012 8:59 AM FOG::HostnameChanger Index and length must refer to a location within the string.[/QUOTE]

    Does changing the username to: [B]tien.com\username[/B] help?