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I have walked into a new client in need of a single sign on solution.  My background is geared towards AD but I would rather implement a solution that makes most sense for them.  Their environment has 1 windows 2003 r2 terminal server in a workgroup running QB, 4 CentOS w/ Samba boxes for development and File Server. Clients are mixture 10 Windows (XP/Vista) and 20 Macs, going forward only Macs will be added as clients.  I am trying to figure out if openldap or implementing AD makes the most sense. If openldap, would one CentOS server act as PDC and other CentOS boxes sync via an ldap config file?
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The OpenLDAP/Samba solution will take longer and is more complex to set up, but in a small environment like you're describing, it works fine. AD, on the other hand, will be simpler for you to set up, if for no other reason than you're familiar with it.

The end result will be the same to the users, but one moves them away from the Microsoft infrastructure. Is that an important consideration for them?

Probably the most important consideration is their support for the infrastructure. If they've already made an investment in supporting a MS environment, it's best not to change it.
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