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Old 12-13-2007, 03:21 PM   #1
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Linux as a windows domain controller?

I cant really find a straight answer is it possible to use a linux server as a domain controller for a set of windows 2000/linux machines. Basically we are setting up a lab which consists of one server and about 30 machines which are clents.
Old 12-13-2007, 03:36 PM   #2
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That will work just fine. You will loose some functionality, and wont be able to custimize win2k startmenu etc. But it can make a domain, register clients, run logon scripts and so on.
I've only set up a domain controller by modifying smb.conf, but I've been told that swat (Samba web administration tool) can be used to configure a domain controller as well. Good luck
Old 12-14-2007, 10:35 AM   #3
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thank you very much


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