Synchronising Windows Domain with Linux BDC

Hi all,

I have a Windows 2000 server running an AD at a client. I will be putting in a SuSE Ent box at the client within the next few weeks.

One of the things I want to do if possible is to setup user account  / domain synchronisation between the windows Server and the Linux Server. Almost like a PDC – BDC scenario

Any views or comments on how to pull this off if possible will be great

Regards

Richard Hendrick
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NopiusCommented:
Linux cannot be used as Windows 2000 AD, only as NT 4 PDC/BDC.
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richard_hAuthor Commented:
Even if LDAP is used as backend db for smb account info
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NopiusCommented:
It depends on your task.
If you want your Linux box behalf like Windows 2000 AD - it's impossible.
If you want retrieve user account info from AD to LDAP - yes, you can.

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richard_hAuthor Commented:
Your 2nd option "If you want retrieve user account info from AD to LDAP - yes, you can"
Is what I am looking for! any ideas how to go about it??

Richard
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kamichieCommented:
He means you can use some tools to copy the domain users over to the Linux box, but this is there information only. You cannot use Linux and Windows 2000 together as a PDC and BDC. The problem is OpenLDAP is not the same as the proprietery LDAP Microsoft uses. These two systems are incompatible. Now if you want to move your users to OpenLDAP and scrap the Windoze box to have a Linux PDC and BDC thats fine, but they will not work together. Kinda like pitbulls and bunnies.
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