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Old 04-09-2004, 02:05 AM   #1
gyodai
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Talking Migrating from Windows 2000 to Linux


I'm searching for help about migrating a server from Windows 2k to Linux. It runs a user database that uses Active Directory, and has Linux/Windows dual boot clients.

1) How can I convert the Active Directory users database to a formart recognized by Linux? My network has something about 250 users, it will be very boring to them and to me recreate accounts.

2) I have to share users' files and folders hosted in the server to the clients. It was done with Distributed File System in Windows 2000 (and worked only with Windows clients). Which system should I use to share folders for Linux and Windows dual-boot clients?

3) Is there a user managing system that allows users' login only in a interval, between 8.00 and 11.30, for example?

Thanks.

Esdras Beleza de Noronha
gyodai at uol dot com dot br
 
Old 04-09-2004, 08:07 AM   #2
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1) Not sure about this one, never had to do it... but look into LDAP, that might have the answer you're looking for...

2) The answer to this one is Samba, it will allow you to share folders on the server with users/groups on your network. There is loads of documentation around the net on this, you shouldn't have too much trouble.

3) I'm not aware of anything like that, but that by no means means that there isn't one. You may also be able to write a script that will activate/deactivate accounts and then use cron to run the scripts.

I'm sure someone else will post more info, but good luck to you...
 
Old 04-09-2004, 08:07 AM   #3
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gee ummm how much do you want to learn, depending on how much your company can afford it might be easier for you to pay a linux admin to do it for you. But if you have the time and effort go for it, you will learn heaps


1 how to convert users. well i think in any system it is not very easy to copy users across unless they are in exactly the same format as the source system.

first can you export users from windows into a txt file. if so a 5 min script will add the users for you.

if not, what you can do is make the users re-add them self, by first authenticating with the old system then running a script which adds them to the new system. This could be as simple as the user just typing there password twice.


2 file server. SAMBA is the solution to almost everything these days. If you want to be ground breaking you could use coda or asf distributed file system, but you can probably experiment after deployment.

samba can not only share files but also handle all login details for window machines.


3. yep you sure can do this, i would just make a script but there is sure to be a program, sorry i don't know any names.
 
  


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