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Old 03-25-2003, 04:01 PM   #1
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need GUI


i want to migrate from a win2k server to a linux server, i installed mandrake 9.0 after al LOT of hours i got it running

now i need to configure samba to be a Primairy Domain Controller. there is a lot of documentation out there, way too much if you ask me. (i think i've seem em all by now_

there are just too many options, too many commandline's. isn't there a decent GUI out there so i can configure samba?

one linux server, two windows XP clients, homedirectories, internet access and a shared directory. how hard can it be?

make this simpel and winover every small business and homeuser that uses a server. u want to make linux a success then u need to address this problem. linux is just too difficult.
 
Old 03-25-2003, 04:09 PM   #2
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Will LinNeigbourhood do it?
 
Old 03-25-2003, 04:14 PM   #3
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Well...

Samba comes with swat, a web-based interface.
If you don't like that, try webmin Keep up the good
work (of reading documentation, I mean) and try
fresh meat every once and a while...

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Old 03-25-2003, 04:17 PM   #4
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This has already been adressed to death. I'm surprised you haven't run across SWAT yet.

There is no such thing as too much documentation.

Too many options? (see above)

Try doing a search here at LQ or at samba.org for 'SWAT'.

Linux is already a success and samba is firmly entrenched in several business environments large and small, to the point that its tranparency has made it indistinguishable from NT services to most users. Considering that the entire samba project has been developed with zero access to the Microsoft code base I would say it is an amazing feat of hacking skills that makes it work so well. Especially considering how inherently brain-damaged the the original Microsoft model really was to begin with.

There is nothing inherently difficult to Linux. This only occurs when people assume that other products are the 'standard'. Once you've learned it you will find that in fact it is far easier to manage than the other options.
 
Old 03-25-2003, 04:20 PM   #5
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There is nothing inherently difficult to Linux. This only occurs when people assume that other products are the 'standard'. Once you've learned it you will find that in fact it is far easier to manage than the other options.
Excellent wording :}
and AMEN


Cheers,
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Old 03-25-2003, 04:33 PM   #6
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good point, this has been addressed to death and still no decent program to do the job, what does that say?

not difficult? no not for you maybe. do not forget that the majority of people have other occupations, not everybody is a computer expert.

MS, like it or not, has set a standard in 'easy' to use and configure programs. i would be more than willing to pay for a server that does the job (and preferrably not to bill). i even think about buying mandrake pro suite but i know i won't get it to work like the mandrake version i downloaded. i do have a business to run on the side..
 
Old 03-25-2003, 04:34 PM   #7
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btw, freshmeat is interesting, thanks
 
Old 03-25-2003, 05:20 PM   #8
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You can use SWAT which will allow you to manage your samba shares, or you could set up samba to be administered by the native NT admin tools on NT, 2k, XP pro. SWAT and webmin are web-based GUI tools that will allow you to manage both the linux box setup and the samba shares and options.

If you want to spend the money then there are a few vendors to look at - SuSE and RedHat both have Server editions tartgeting email, file and gorupware services and judging by the price I'd imagine they include a subset of management features.

Until someone actually creates a Matrix-like plugin that can train us to anything at the flip of a switch then I guess I'm going to have to take the time to learn how to admin an NT box and you will have to do the same for Linux machines.
 
Old 03-27-2003, 12:47 AM   #9
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xsmbrowser is the best i have used to date
 
  


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