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searchWindowsManagability: IT Pros Offer Windows-Linux Configuration Tips

Dec 25, 2002, 07:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew A. DeBellis)

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"At times, the Windows-Linux integration process can seem like a many-headed monster, and IT pros must contain it to avoid getting eaten alive.

"In a recent story, we wrote how IT pro Jeffrey Small wrestled with a Windows XP-Red Hat Linux-Samba installation. After reading the story, a few readers wrote to us about tricks that could help Small and others implementing or managing Windows-Linux environments.

"Background: Small, an Austin, Texas-based IT consultant, was asked by a customer to install the Windows XP operating system on new PCs. Small configured the server to run Samba, the open-source implementation of SMB protocol. He configured the workstations and installed a Linux firewall. The server installation was smooth, but the Windows browser on workstations wouldn't recognize the Linux server. At the time of Small's installation, service pack one for Windows XP was not available..."

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