Adding a Linux server in Windows Network


my office has windows network and i want to chnage the database server to linux server. can u guy shelp me how i should go about it. i would like to use my sql on linux. what should be done so that windows clients can access the server?

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You will need to install Samba file sharing on the Linux server.

Setup is quite easy, and Mysql is available for linux also.

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to  add  linux  to the network try  here:
adding linux to your network
What type of access do the windows clients need?  Samba allows you to integrate *nix OS's into a Windows network.  It's really SMB and NMB for *nix.  So if you want to see your Linux server in My Network Places on your desktop, use Samba.  MySQL is an ODBC compliant database, so datasources need to be configured to access the MySQL databases on the server.  Database connectivity and file access are handled very differently.  Please provide some more details.
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