I have grown out of the capabilities of my freenas 7 installation and, while it was good to learn on, I now find it fairly limited when I want to do anything outside of the scope of what it was created to do by default. Also, having no real upgrade path was a little irksome. Anyway, I'm reusing a bit of the hardware but adding an IBM m1015 (flashed to be an IT HBA). It will be running 5 Hitachi 1TB drives in a ZFS configuration that is TBD maybe adding more drives later. Other specs are Sempron 140 (This can be upgraded if ZFS needs more cpu for what I am doing) 8GB of ram Intel Dual GB nic (this not working in a LAGG configuration is what really pushed me to update this machine) Old Full tower case The main services I'd like it to run are NFS Samba (just for CIFS, no AD stuff, other that authentication, maybe) RSync Client SSH Other services as needed. Any recommendations? I am curious as to opinions on the best way to setup Active Directory integration. I used Winbind with freenas as it was what was included, and that worked fine with a 2003 r2 Domain controller but seemed to get flakey after I added a 2008r2 DC. I have had good luck with likewise open on Ubuntu and Ubuntu server for ssh authentication, but I am not sure if that ties in the needed pam modules for the rest services to use. (not a lot of knowledge on how this actually works) I want to use this project to have a more full understanding about how to tie *nix services into a windows domain.