Integrating Windows + Linux
Posted on 2004-08-18
As the heading suggests I am looking at Integrating Windows and Linux servers. I am looking at setting up two servers, one windows 2000/2003 box and a Linux server of some sort.
Simply put, what I want to achieve is having windows clients authenticating to the Linux server but having gpo's implemented by the windows server. Infect, I will be having a windows front end and a Linux back end. Now, I know you can use samba to make windows users log onto a Linux server, but that doesn’t help with implementing GPO's.
As far as I can see, this is the set up that large corporations have when they have windows clients and a UNIX servers. The windows clients are authenticating to the UNIX box and the GPO and other windows specific components managed by a windows server.
So what i am after is if someone can tell me how this can be done, what software you need and any further documentation/web pages that detail how to carry out this process.
Thanks in advance