New MS UID Management System

Esh, Andrew Andrew_Esh at
Thu Jul 3 17:59:37 GMT 2003

I was focusing on the last paragraph:
"Microsoft's Michael Stephenson, lead Windows Server product manager, said
that the new ID management system would automate many of the steps needed to
add and remove user accounts from corporate networks, and also make it
easier for users and administrators to manage passwords."

This made me think of LDAP, PostgreSQL database user storage, and winbindd.
I did not get the impression that the technical specifics of user
authentication is changing, but the information gathering and account
management methods are.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Allison [mailto:jra at]
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 12:17 PM
To: Esh, Andrew
Cc: Samba-Technical (E-mail)
Subject: Re: New MS UID Management System

On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 10:14:03AM -0700, Esh, Andrew wrote:
> SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. MSFT.O said on Wednesday it is
> to launch a new system that will allow administrators of computer networks
> to manage user accounts and gain greater control over access to
> and files.
> more ...

I don't think this is a new uid system, more of a method of aggregating
directories into a "meta-" directory. Just what I got from reading the


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