How do I join RHEL to Active Directory using Winbind?

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Issue

  • How do I join a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system to an Active Directory server using Samba Winbind?
  • How do I authenticate my RHEL server against to a Windows 2003 R2 / 2008 / 2008 R2 / 2012/ 2016 AD domain?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 / 2008 / 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2016 with Active Directory configured

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