[Samba] howto "upgrade/transfer" samba domain-user + domain-group data to a new windows 2003 active directory domain?

Jonathan Johnson jon at sutinen.com
Thu Dec 7 08:22:47 GMT 2006

On 12/6/2006 5:18 PM, Chris Smith wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 December 2006 16:46, Urs Rau wrote:
>> Alternatively, I would also welcome any suggestions that would allow
>> us to use microsoft outlook shared calendaring
> If you really want "microsoft outlook shared calendaring" then you need 
> Exchange Server as well, and you get vendor lock-in at no extra charge.
And, as Michael Schurter wrote in another reply:

> Group Policy Management in Samba:
> http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/PolicyMgmt.html

Not necessary to go with Exchange. There are other Exchange-like options
out there for Linux. Personally, I like CommuniGate Pro from Stalker
Software www.stalker.com but it's a commercial product. You might also
check out www.open-xchange.com or opengroupware.org (I have no
experience with either).

If you do decide to go to Windows Server 2003, you'll want to use the
Active Directory Migration Tool which is included on the Windows Server
2003 installation CD for migrating your user and computer accounts to
the Windows ADS domain. Please search the Samba archives for ADMT or
Active Directory Migration Tool under my authorship; I've written
extensively about it and don't care to sound like a broken record.

-Jonathan Johnson
Sutinen Consulting, Inc.

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