[Samba] Samba 3.0 != ADS, whats missing?
su_raj_in at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 19 07:18:10 GMT 2003
--- Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:
> > I have been reading throught the manual that
> > accompanied the Samba 3.0(beta) distribution. I am
> > unable to understand ...
> > "Samba-3 is capable of acting fully as a native
> > member of a Windows 200x server Active Directory
> > domain.
> > However, please be aware that Samba-3 support
> the MS
> > Windows 200x domain control protocols also.
> > At this time any appearance that Samba-3 is
> > of acting as an ADS Domain Controller is limited
> > experimental in nature."
> > In a less protocol and more application
> > what are the features (relatively important) that
> > Samba (only, if that is possible) DC (with ADS
> > features) would be missing?
> The feature people would miss most would probably be
> group policies.
> We have good single-sign-on facilities, and good
> integration with Unix.
> Management tools exist, but you can't use the all
> the Microsoft tools in
> quite the way you could with native AD.
> Most of the rest we can do with the NT4 protocols,
> which seem to work
> quite well.
> Andrew Bartlett
Does this mean that I can replace a DC (with ADS)
with a Samba box without Win2k/XP (professional)
users, finding a difference (getting around the group
policy, I look at, as an administrative difference)?
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