How to install LIKEWise Open source in 10 min for Linux

Posted on 1:41 PM by Bharathvn

Step 1: Download Likewise Open

Go to After you register, on
the Likewise Open Download page, right-click the download link for your
platform and then save the installer to the desktop of your Linux computer.

Step 2: Install Likewise Open on Linux
For most Linux platforms, you install Likewise Open by using a Bitrock Installer — an executable whose file name ends with installer.

Example: LikewiseOpen-

1. As root, on the desktop, right-click the installer, click Properties, click the Permissions tab, select Execute for Owner, and then click Close.
2. Double-click the installer to run it, and then follow the instructions in the
installation wizard.

Note: For versions of Linux running glibc 2.2 or earlier, the installer is a shell script
whose file name ends in .sh; for instructions on how to install the shell script,

Change file permission to executable by running command chmod 744 example.file

Step 3: Join Active Directory
As root, run the following command, replacing domainName with the fully qualified domain name of your domain and joinAccount with the user name of an Active Directory account that has privileges to join computers to the domain:

/opt/likewise/bin/domainjoin-cli join domainName joinAccount

Example: /opt/likewise/bin/domainjoin-cli join Administrator

To solve problems, see the Likewise Open Installation and Administration Guide or run this command: domainjoin-cli --help

Step 4: Log On with AD Credentials
After Likewise Open has been installed and the Linux computer has been joined to a domain, you can log on interactively with your Active Directory credentials in the following form: DOMAIN\username.

1. On a Linux computer, log out of the current session.
2. Log on the system console by using an Active Directory user account in the form of DOMAIN\username, where DOMAIN is the Active Directory domain name.


Important: When you log on from the command line, you must use a slash to escape the slash character, making the logon form DOMAIN\\username.