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How do i set up Windows 2000/XP clients, authenticate and manage them as as if they are Linux users on RH9 Server?

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Mark
 
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You will want to use Samba (http://www.samba.org), which will permit your Linux server to participate on a Windows network.  I use Samba as a PDC for my XP/2000 users.  

Feel free to ask specific questions about this, if you'd like.

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Barry

I need to manage the windows clients within the linux admin facility. As if they are linux clients. e.g. Setup user accounts, administer network shares on the linux server and change the windows logon passwords  

There are OS X clients set-up using NIS. However, i'm not sure if i can use this for windows clients...

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It sounds to me as though you definitely need to use Samba.   I suggest that you whip on over to www.samba.org and take a look around.  Then to make things as easy as possible, invest in a copy of "The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide (Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-145355-6)" and its companion "Samba-3 by Example".    Most of the text of the first volume is available on-line but the most accurate and complete version is published.  

Samba is capable of using any number of authentication methods, including PAM, so I'm sure that you'll be able to find something to suit your needs.

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