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eWeek: Integrating Windows and Linux Desktops

Jul 19, 2004, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"IT departments charged with integrating Linux clients among the Windows desktops they're running can make life easier by administering Linux user accounts with Microsoft Corp.'s Active Directory. Samba, the open-source project for providing Windows-compatible file and print services, makes this possible, but it doesn't make it easy.

"After some time spent consulting documentation and tweaking configuration files, eWEEK Labs recently set up a Red Hat Inc. Fedora Core 2 Linux system so that it authenticated reliably with a Windows 2003 domain controller using Samba 3.03. (Each distribution that ships with Samba requires slightly different steps to enable Active Directory authentication...)"

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