I have configured DNS, NPT and active directory services on my server but I'm still struggling to connect FreeNAS to a domain. There is no firewall between these two. I've created a freenasAdmin user and added a new computer with all the necessary privileges. There is no adminui nor nis feature anymore in 2016 so I'm not quite sure I did it right. All the FreeNAS throws at me is can't connect o ldap connection timeout.

  • When a computer (=FN Device) is joining the domain, the computer account is created automatically; so just delete you existing machine account (or set is to 'trust'). If the FN Machine says 'no connection to LDAP' check this by yourself first.
    – bjoster
    Feb 7 '18 at 15:01
  • "There is no adminui nor nis feature anymore in 2016" WHAT?
    – JBaldridge
    Feb 7 '18 at 16:11
  • I apologize, I have not worked with *nix joined domain machines. I was not aware that there was a dedicated *nix gui surfaced at one point. However it looks like you can just move over to using Active Directory Administrative Center to edit the attributes the deprecated *nix gui edited.
    – JBaldridge
    Feb 8 '18 at 15:40
  • @JBaldridge you don't need to apologize....I don't know why bud I had to manually set the FQDN of DC and GC to use with FreeNAS.
    – Quest
    Feb 8 '18 at 21:03

I suppose you have a working Windows 2016 DC so I won't go into that.

In FreeNAS go to directory services -> active directory and click Advanced Mode.

  • Enter your domain name, Domain acc. and password (I used Administrator acc)
  • uncheck UNIX extensions
  • enter your site name (this can be found in server manager -> Tools -> Active Directory Sites and Services)
  • enter FQDN of your DC and GC
  • set Idmap backend to rip and SASL wrapping to sign
  • check enable
  • enter netBIOS name capitalized and hit save

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