Specifying the required options
adjoin [options] domain_name [--zone zone_name | --workstation]
The domain_name should be a fully-qualified domain name; for example, sales.acme.com. If you are using adjoin to provision new computers, there are several options you should specify on the command line or in the script.
Use the --container or -c option to specify the location for the computer account. Typically, you should use the organizational unit that you created for UNIX Servers and Workstation under the top-level UNIX organizational unit. It must be the location you used when you pre-created the computer object. For example:
-c “ou=UNIX Server and Workstations,ou=UNIX”
- Use the --selfserve or -S option to specify that you want the computer to join itself to the Active Directory domain.
- Use the --zone or -z option to specify the name of the zone to join. You must specify a zone name unless you are joining Auto Zone using the --workstation option.
- If you have a disjointed DNS environment where the Active Directory domain for the computer account does not match the name of the DNS domain, you must also specify the ‑-name and
--alias options. The --name option specifies the name of the Active Directory computer object and the --alias will be the fully-qualified DNS name of the computer.
For example, update your provisioning process for a new computer to include a command similar to the following:
adjoin -c “ou=UNIX Server and Workstations,ou=UNIX” -S -z production arcade.net
For complete information about adjoin options, see the adjoin man page.