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80% Mac office, need central directory

I have an office that is about 80% mac's, 10% windows, 10% ubuntu.  We need a basic office service.  Most of all we need a central directory, like Active Directory domain environment.  What kind of solution is there for a mixed workstation environment and setting something like this up?

Mac mini integrated with AD?  Can a mac user access a NTFS file share? Printers? etc.

Thanks!
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Just build yourself a simple Linux server running LDAP.
You can follow this link for Mac integration with AD:http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vol.20/20.11/ActiveDirectory/index.html

Microsoft servers provide a way to share directories to Mac (Add/remove Programs, Other Network File and Print Services):
- File Services for Macintosh
- Print Services for Macintosh
- Print Services for Unix

I've also found this usefull information (maybe) http://allinthehead.com/retro/218/accessing-a-windows-2003-share-from-os-x
You should test prior.
AD requires quite a bit of cost Linux requires only hardware and skills training investment.

services for macintosh were phased out after win-2000 and through 2003... ...all of the latest installations with macintoshes in AD run SMB protocol for files and the built in windows print services on the macintosh..
@Tasmant -- I just checked your link above and it's dated 2004!  and relates to macintosh OS X 10.3!
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