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Linux Orbit Professional: Configuring Samba as a Windows NT Primary Domain Controller

Feb 12, 2003, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Gowin)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"One of the most important developments over the past two years for GNU/Linux in the enterpise is the increased capabilites of the Samba server package. Samba not only allows GNU/Linux systems and Windows systems to share devices seamlessly, but it can also enable a GNU/Linux system to act as a Primary Domain Controller for a Windows network, something previously reserved for Windows NT server platforms only. Delivering this capability on the stable GNU/Linux platform has made it much easier for large companies to quietly adopt GNU/Linux in the enterprise.

"By building into Samba 2.2.x the capacity for a GNU/Linux server to function as a Microsoft Windows NT Primary Domain Controller (PDC), the Samba developers have pushed GNU/Linux into direct competition with Windows NT/2000. In this article, we'll show you how to set up Samba on your GNU/Linux system as a PDC..."

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