Uses of Ubuntu Server in Windows Networking Environment
Posted on 2011-04-29
Hello, We are running a predominantly Windows Server/Client Environment and also utilise a small number of OS X servers. Our desktop clients though are split 50/50, All mac are dual booting
We are looking at Ubuntu server in particular to possibly take on roles currently being administered via W2k8 servers. It's not proving easy though as at this stage we are hard pressed to see reasons to move away and take on Linux. Cost is of cource a massive insentive but I would appreciate advice on possible deployment areas.
We are a medium sized company, 23 Servers and around 500 clients. Can anyone help point us in the right direction? The one aspect of the Microsoft environment is our absolute need to micromanage client workstations via gpo's which will remain Windows including the Apples which we dual boot. Deploying ubuntu clients is not off the table, Locking them down is a must.
Any advice on which services Ubuntu servers could/should replace would be greatly received.
Kind regards, Aelara.