TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Domain Controller


Active Directory (AD) server

A Samba-based Windows AD-DC (Active Directory Domain Controller) server (without the Windows) which is configured to support netlogon.

Stable version: 14.0 (changelog)

As of v14.0 the DC appliance is a 'barebones' AD compatible DC which uses Samba4. It also includes PnP printing services with an example PDF printing service. Includes a web interface for configuring Samba (Webmin) and printing services (CUPS).

This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Includes TurnKey web control panel (convenience).
  • Webmin modules for configuring Samba.
  • Includes flip to convert text file endings between UNIX and DOS formats.
  • Domain controller (samba) configurations:
    • Sets domain/realm names on first boot
    • Preconfigured netbios name: PDC
    • Created administrator account is pre-set as Domain User/Admin
    • Domain Admins have full permissions on the domain.
      • Default permissions: owner full permissions.
    • Configured printing support:
      • Installed PDF printer (drops printed docs to $HOME/PDF).
      • Configured cups web interface to bind to all interfaces and support SSL.


Credentials (passwords set at first boot):

  • Webmin, Webshell, SSH, MySQL: username root
  • Samba: username administrator