How to enforce user-bound password policies to a samba domain controller

Hi domain admins,

is it possible (I don't think so) to have a second domain controller running linux and have different password policies for different user groups applied?
You know this is possible with 2008 server and PSOs in a 2008 native mode domain, but can this somehow be used if one domain controller is running samba?
Furthermore: I know that there are third party softwares (like that from specops software) that could enforce several password policies per domain - does anyone know if those would work with a samba DC?
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McKnifeAsked:
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LauraEHunterMVPConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You cannot join a non-Windows domain controller to an Active Directory domain, full stop. 2003 R2 and 2008 have a number of Unix services built into the OS, but all Active Directory domain controllers need to run the Windows Server operating system.
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McKnifeAuthor Commented:
Hi Laura!
Are you sure that the ongoing efforts with samba 4 (still beta) are not changing the situation? I will lookup some info about samba 4 at their site and come back.

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Samba 4 is the ambitious next version of the Samba suite that is being
developed in parallel to the stable 3.0 series. The main emphasis in
this branch is support for the Active Directory logon protocols used
by Windows 2000 and above.
[http://archives.free.net.ph/message/20090226.225715.77559df1.en.html]
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McKnifeAuthor Commented:
I was not able to find better info on how far the development of samba 4 has these possibilities. I was driven to ask this questions by others that were sure it is possible, so I think I'm gonna pass it back to them.
Thanks, Laura.
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