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What are your experiences in integrating Windows AD and Linux


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#1 yamano

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 07:35 AM

I got into a job with a domain of about 70 Windows PCs and about 100 Linux machines.

The domains are quite old, and I mean Samba 4 and NIS old. Obviously one wants something newer, as in AD on the Windows side and Kerberos/LDAP on the Linux side. Preferably with a single user-database.

 

Question to the more experienced members:

Should I go

- Windows based and use something like an OpenLDAP Proxy for the Linux-LDAP

or

- Samba 4 based AD with the same

or

- Any of the above with Linux attributes added to the user entries in LDAP

 

What are thoughts and experiences on this? Especially is Samba 4 stable enough to be used in a production environment? What experiences with having Linux machines running in AD directly or via LDAP Proxy/Kerberos Proxy?



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