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neranjana 12-18-2006 03:07 AM

Are there any Linux alternative for Windows domains?
 
Hi

Are there any alternatives to Windows domains to manage users, printers, etc? I think we can get a Linux machine to point to a Windows domain controller to authenticate user login (like Mandriva) but are there any Linux alternatives?

Thanks

Neranjana

acid_kewpie 12-18-2006 04:09 AM

samba can be used as a PDC if you wish to use it as such. coupled with OpenLDAP you'll have a fairly similar set of capabilities.

paul_mat 02-17-2007 11:04 AM

I have a how-to on my website http://www.opensourcehowto.org for setting up samba as a primary domain controller (PDC)

OpenLDAP LAM Samba as PDC
http://www.opensourcehowto.org/how-t...ba-as-pdc.html

and if you feeling a little bit more adventurous later on you could try getting into the policies with samba

Samba Primary Domain Controller with Group Policies
http://www.opensourcehowto.org/how-t...-policies.html


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