[Answer ID: 14280]

LinkStation Pro - Joining an Active Directory domain

Created 06/13/2012 04:18  |   Updated 04/19/2013 04:31

Run the active directory firmware update and reset the unit to default settings following the update.



A computer account needs to be setup on the Domain with the name of the TeraStation Pro / LinkStation Pro and set to pre-Win2000 machine.

Note: On a 2003 Domain the TeraStation needs to be set as a client machine and not a server



The Domain Controller needs to be supplying DNS for the network and needs to have NetBIOS over TCP/IP setup.



In "IP Address Properties" under "Network", the DNS server address needs to be set to the Domain Controller's address.



The clock on the TeraStation Pro / LinkStation Pro needs to be set to the same timezone as the Domain Controller and the times need to be with in 5 minutes of each other.




The "Workgroup/Domain" page under "Network" needs to be set to the following settings - If ever a field is too short to enter the full information (particularly the Domain Name and the Domain Controller fields) they need to be filled in as much as possible:


Workgroup and Domain Properties


Network Type: "Domain"
Workgroup Name: N/A (grayed out)
Domain Name: Name of the user's Domain
Domain Controller Name: Name of the server that controls the Domain
WINS Server IP Address: The IP of what is running the WINS server
Active Directory: "Domain"
AD Full Domain: The full name of the Domain, typically "domainname.local"
AD Full Domain Controller: The Domain Controller "dot" the full domain from the previous line so "domaincontroller.domainname.local"
AD Administrator Name & AD Administrator Password:
The user name and password of an account with administration privileges so the LinkStation Pro can properly be added to the network.
This information will not be stored. Also note, the LinkStation Pro is looking for JUST the username and password, not the full domain path.



Note: When the admin passwords have characters like *-^ it may not join, create another admin account with a simple password with just letters.


Authentication Setup

All of the authentication settings will be grayed out and set to "Deligate to Windows Domain Controller" by default.



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