Quick linux question

Pandamonium

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The link in the linux sticky suggests Samba can; and a Samba how-to guide also suggests it.

But what I'm wondering is whether it could replace active directory to the point where people can have roaming profiles in NTFS. (or can Samba mimic a NTFS system without the partitions being NTFS-ready?)

This is probably the umpteenth time I've considered trying linux and could be the fourth time I've actually done so. (All previous attempts ended in miserable failure; I still haven't figured it out. I think it's too much for me to take in all at once...)
 

Nothinman

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I know it can join an AD now, I'm not sure about replacing all the DCs though.
 

CCrunnernb

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My linux box has roaming profiles and acts as a PDC, I haven't tried doing the open directory stuff yet :p
 

Pandamonium

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DC?
PDC?
Open directory?
(I'm a bit of a newbie to all this; I never sat down and figured AD out since all I wanted was a network drive and shared printing of a non network-ready printer)
 

n0cmonkey

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Originally posted by: xjedimasterx
PDC?
Open directory?
(I'm a bit of a newbie to all this; I never sat down and figured AD out since all I wanted was a network drive and shared printing of a non network-ready printer)

PDC is a term from the NT4 days. It's the Primary Domain Controller. They worked with BDCs, Backup Domain Controllers.

Not sure what Open Directory is, unless it's a term relating to Active Directory's LDAP-ish features.