Linux as a Domain Controller in a Windows environment
Greetings, excellent Forums here!
For many years now we have been using Microsoft Server O/S's to power our Domain Controllers and frankly I have had it up to 'here' with their bloated offerings. Time to go Linux.
Clients are virtually all Windows XP and Windows-7.
Having said that, while researching the possible use of Linux as a Domain Controller the main hits that kept being returned were referencing the term 'Primary Domain Controller'. To me this is akin to the old NT 4.0 PDC (and often BDC's) which provided no Active Directory, Dynamic DNS, etc.
Is there a Linux equivalent to Server 2003 which incorporates the above features such as DDNS, etc? And given the different varieties of Linux (Debian, SuSE, etc) any recommendations as to what might fulfill this role best? Management is of the definite opinion that free is best...
Again, many thanks.