TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Domain Controller


Free Active Directory Server

A Samba4-based Active Directory-compatible domain controller that supports printing services and centralized Netlogon authentication for Windows systems, without requiring Windows Server. Since 1992, Samba has provided a secure and stable free software re-implementation of standard Windows services and protocols (SMB/CIFS).

Stable version: 14.0 (changelog)

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

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


Credentials (passwords set at first boot):

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