Using Linux as a domain controller for a W2K3 domain.
At my office, we have a small Windows 2003 domain. Locally, we use very few network services. The domain master is also the file, DHCP, and DNS servers.
We also have a second server, running Redhat and hosted offsite, that holds our website, email, and some other things. I would like to find a way to unify the user accounts on these machines, so users have a single username and password across all of our network services.
I imagine there would be significant security concerns related to actually doing the authentication on our remote server?
Related to that, we have a third, local Redhat server, and I was thinking perhaps if we could synchronize our users between the local and remote linux servers, then we could use the local linux as a domain controller.
This is all very abstract right now, and I imagine is a fairly large undertaking. Any advice or pointers would be appreciated.