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Old 11-17-2005, 08:33 PM   #1
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Linux replace Windows Server??

Can Linux be used as a Server instead of buying Windows 2003 Server.

I know it can be a server for a lot of services but, what I am talking about in specific is can it be used as a domain controller. In other words as an authentication server for Windows XP PC’s?

I am setting up a small business and would like to bring Linux into things here.
I have been using Mepis as my workstation for over a year now.

I need it to be the Server for a Windows PC environment currently using 12 XP units and 6 printers, (eventually I will be replacing the Win PCs with Linux) it will need to authenticate, run RAID-1, run as a print server, and act as a data server.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance…
Old 11-17-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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Here's a link on how to configure Samba as a PDC:
Old 11-18-2005, 12:14 AM   #3
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i thought i'd show you some of my experances when it comes to setting up linux servers

and some of my setup scripts, this should help you out when setting up Samba, OpenLDAP, Fedora and LAM as a primary domain controller.


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