[CentOS] Active Directory
aallamani at ert.gov.al
Wed Jul 25 07:05:59 UTC 2007
Thanks a lot for the help.
Actually I am interested in using CentOS as Server for the AD and not to
join the CentOS to AD.
I need a help how to configure the centOS 5 as AD server for win2k and
On Tue, 2007-07-24 at 23:35 -0500, Paul wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-07-24 at 07:09 -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > zen at allegro.pl wrote:
> > > On Monday 23 July 2007 14:33:18 Adriatik Allamani wrote:
> > >> Hello
> > >>
> > >> For the moment I manage the user in the network with win 2000 Server.
> > >> I want to use an linux OS to manaxhe the network? Is this possible.
> > >>
> > >> So. How can I organize and configure the Cent OS to use it as Active
> > >> Directory or something like this, and to open all the existing users
> > >> there, and then to shut down the win2000 Server and to Activate the
> > >> CentOS as domain controller?
> > >>
> > >> Can someone help me in this?
> > >
> > > It really depends on what parts of AD are you using. To centralize
> > > user/password management and home directories OpenLDAP should be sufficient.
> > > But if you want to replace more sophisticated AD features (software
> > > deployment, etc.), ther is nothing good enough (and Open Source/Free) for
> > > Linux.
> > > If your environment is mostly Windows based, I'd stay with AD.
> > Basically, the Samba that comes with CentOS-4 or CentOS-5 can do a
> > WindowsNT type domain via LDAP. You can connect Windows servers and
> > Clients (2000, 2003, XP ... not sure about vista) to this kind of domain
> > and share printers, file servers, etc.
> > The CentOS-5 samba can JOIN an active directory domain as a file server,
> > but it can not be a domain controller.
> If your interested in having a CentOS Samba server join an AD domain the
> following howto might be useful.
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