"Historically, the path to Linux and Windows 2000 integration at
the network level can be like the search for the holy grail:
elusive, and wrought with difficulty and self-sacrifice. Rather
than attempting to achieve this lofty goal in your average
enterprise, more often than not, Linux systems are treated as a
separate island onto themselves, with their own identity management
systems, administrators, accounts, and applications.
"But it doesn't have to be that way. There are now a number of
solutions you can use to link Linux systems with Active Directory,
all with their own advantages and disadvantages..."