I have a problem to configrue ESXi host to allow Active directory user account to access to the ESXi host by AD authentication.
I am using the ESXi 4.1. I have set up Windows 2008R2 domain controller virtual machine on this host. Also I set up few more Windows 2008R2 member servers. This Windows network seems to be working OK.
But when I try to configure Active Directory Authentication, it failed. The procedure as below.
1. Access ESXi 4.1 host by vSphere Client, log in ID, password as the host's local root account.
2. Go "Configuration" tab > "Authentication services" on left down. Then click "Property" o top right.
3. Select "Active Driectory", enter the domain name of full suffix. Enter domain administrator's ID and the password.
4. The error message "An error in active directory operation" is comming up.
I have tried to enter <domain>\ID, id@domain full suffix as the domain admin format. But it was in vain. The Windows servers are all Japanese.
If someone can help this?
Hello, FrancRocky, Idle-Jam.
Actually I had already seen the site before I submit this discussion. The error message is "An error on Active Directory Operation", that is pop ups whenvever I enter the domain admin ID and the password.
I find out the same discussion in the other community.
I become to think that this is cased by if the Domain Controller is only exist in the same ESXi host. My environment is one ESXi host and all child; guest machine that includes DC are in the same host.
Does someone has tried before?
I'm still having this problem. My ESX4.1 will not join the domain which is running Srv 2008 Std as a vm host. I have been trying to find a solution to this everywhere and still looking. " Errors in Active Directory" or the domain does not exist.
Has anyone been able to get the ESX server to join the domain?