Moving from AD to LDAP (Windows to Linux)
I am in the early stages of trying to move a small network (4 servers, 25 WS's) to a non-Active Directory environment. Previously all 4 servers were win2k but 2 are now Linux and eventually the last one (the AD Controller) will also be Linux. The likely distro will be SuSe EL9. I need to plan for a move which will be as seamless as possible for the users but if I MUST create all new accounts, so be it. However, I would prefer to be able to transfer/duplicate all the user accounts in AD, and move them to LDAP, or whatever would be the preferred authentication scheme. Basically I want a unified login for samba shares, email etc so I am pretty sure LDAP is the way to go. If anyone knows of any comprehensive "howtos" I would be greatful. Or, any other suggestions anyone might have. In the end I will still need one single win2k machine running SQL Server, so any suggestions would need to allow for the existence/integration of one remaining win2k machine that I would like to also authenticate to a single system, such as LDAP, assuming this is even possible.