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How to manage a mixed Active Directory & Linux network?

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My main network is based on Windows 2003 Active Directory.  I also have a smaller NIS-based Linux network.  Currently I have to keep many hundreds of accounts synchronised between the two networks (which I can't do).  I just create the accounts in both places, and set both passwords - then it's up to the user to mess it up.

I'm looking for a better solution.

At the moment I'm looking at using the Microsoft supplied "Identity Management for UNIX" tools.  Is this the way to go (and why) or what other options are there?

Many thanks,
Steve
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What's your budget like? Novell's Identity Manager is the best solution for account and password sync currently on the market, but it's not free. Microsoft's identity solution is awful.
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Please will you keep this open a little bit longer, I've had to divert my attentions to other areas of late, I will get back to this very soon.

Many thanks,
Steve
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Ok, but not for very long.  It has been almost 5 months since the last comment.  Not to be rude, but these questions can't stay open forever.

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