So I have added a test machine to Active Directory, can login without issue with either user or Admin account. However, purpose is to administer these Linux servers with AD credentials, not merely log in. In other words the domain administrator needs to have near root level access to the local machine. What I find is that I can not even get a service status unless I switch to root/local user account. So it seems these domain accounts have the least level of privileges.

The test VM is Suse Enterprise Server 11 SP3 along with Windows 2008 R2. I have utterly failed to find any relevant documentation, or even blog post. All I have found so far is process of simply adding Linux to AD domain.

Any links to tutorials or documentation would be super.