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hi... is there any way out where win2k professional client can authenticate on linux server....(using ldap ?) my existing setup uses win2k advance server with active directory services for win2k ...
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    win2k professional client authentication on linux


    hi...


    is there any way out where win2k professional client can authenticate on linux server....(using ldap ?)

    my existing setup uses win2k advance server with active directory services for win2k professional clients authentication ( and i suppose active directory works on ldap protocol)

    my motive is to migrate user roaming profile and other features to linux server from win2k active directory ......

    is it possible ????????

    thanks for any help in advance

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    check out samba, that is probably your best bet. Windows doesn't like to interface with LDAP. You can reverse engineer the windows login process (not as super-hard as it sounds) to do it, but I haven't had the time or the real motivation.
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your delusion.

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    Samba has support for active directory

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    Does samba support active directory yet?

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    3.0 does and. I had it working since october and though its it alpha relase, most of the work is done with it. I havent had a stability issue yet and it was a pdc for about 40 computers.

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    Oh, I didn't know 3.0 was out yet! But it sure has been out for a while now that I look. I can't believe how blind I must have been!

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    but does this samba 3.0 will suffice my requirement (MY QUERY IS THAT MY EXISTING ACTIVE DIRECTORY DATABASE SHD BE MIGRATED ON NEW LDAP SERVER ON LINUX AND THIS NEW SERVER SHd BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THE ROMING PROFILE FEATURES OF ACTIVE DIRECTORY...

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    You can use ldap with samba though I heard that samba-tng is more advanced then samba for use with ldap. So you might want to try out samba-tng, might be a better solution then samba.

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    kapil: I DON'T KNOW INSTALL IT AND SEE!!! OR MAYBE READ THE DOCUMENATION TO SEE IF IT DOES. IT MIGHT!!!
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your delusion.

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