eWeek: Integrating Windows and Linux Desktops
Jul 19, 2004, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Steven J.
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"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...)"