[Samba] Linux with AD auth

Jean-Sebastien Pilon jspilon at PENSON.CA
Tue Apr 24 17:45:55 GMT 2007

This is kind of a side question, 

Have you missed anything in using MS Services for Unix over some
opensource solution ? 

I am considering both solutions now and I need some input

> Criterium 1:
> -------------
> extend the MsAD schema to include posix attributes.  I think Ms calls
> this 'Ms Services For Unix'.  Doing so will add uid, gid, homedir, and
> login-shell attributes.  They have their own ms-hopped-up names, but
> that's what they're for.
> Populate the MsAD schema w. the values you already have in your unix
> system.  You could do this manually, but you could also write 
> scripts to
> do it.  The script(s) would use LDAP to update MsAD.
> I did this 2 years ago.  It's some work, but you only do it once, and
> then you're set ever after.
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