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Redhat Directory Server

Amod Kulkarni
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Redhat Directory Server

Hello All,


My question is can we replace the Windows Active Directory with Redhat Directory Server?

Please send the details

-Amod
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Redhat Directory Server

No, you can't provide all the functions of an Windows Active Directory server with linux. You do can create a NT4 like domain controller (PDC/BDC) with Directory Server and SAMBA.

Please, see the SAMBA 3 HOWTO.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Redhat Directory Server

Shalom,

This depends on what services the ADS from windows is providing.

If you mean authentication, yes you can. There are some windows specifics services provided by a Windows server though that can not be replaced.

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Amod Kulkarni
Occasional Visitor

Re: Redhat Directory Server

Thanks for the reply.


I want to replace AD with Redhat Directory server which will play the DNS,DHCP, authentication role in network.

Also i want to register client machine with Redhat Directory Server and linux based DNS application

-Amod

Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Redhat Directory Server

>>> authentication role

You can authenticate windows users, but for example, you can't use group policies like windows 200X domain controllers.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Redhat Directory Server

Shalom,

A combination of Red Hat Directory server and Samba will allow you to replace the limited list of features you define in your clarification.

It is important that you insure you are not dependent on windows group policies.

If you are, this can still work. You can use Windows as a Slave Domain controller, though Windows puts significant obstacles in your path.

Better to get rid of the windows box if practical.

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Steven E Protter
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http://hpuxconsulting.com
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