Enterprise Networking Planet: Replace Your NT4 PDC with Samba 3 and Linux (Parts 1 & 2)
Jan 30, 2005, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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From Part 1:
"It's official: as of December 31, 2004, Windows NT4 is no
longer supported by Microsoft, unless you want to buy a year of
custom, paid support. For all of you hardworking sysadmins of NT4
domain controllers who are now wondering what to do, here are some
of your options:
- "Change nothing. So you lose vendor support--so what? Was it so
hot in the first place?
- "Upgrade to Windows XP or 2003. This costs much money in
licenses, and you may need to upgrade your hardware as well. Plus
you'll have a whole new set of bugs and security holes to get
acquainted with. However, this also gives you Active Directory,
which may be something you want to move up to.
- "Replace your NT4 box with a Samba 3 domain controller.
"This series is about option 3..."
Complete Story (Part 1)
Complete Story (Part 2)