Directory service for Ubuntu server farm

Hi Experts,

I have a requirement to deploy a directory server (equivalent for MS-Active Directory) on Ubuntu and manage users/security in my production server farm. (Ubuntu 12.04 Servers)

I would prefer if I have a GUI to manage users. (may be logging to the directory server)

What are the recommendations for this ?  Also I have existing MS Active Directory in this same environment, is it advisable to use the windows AD ?

Please advise !
Shakthi777Asked:
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rindiCommented:
I would recommend using Zentyal Server for this. It includes LDAP and Samba4, and can be it's own DC or added to an M$ domain. It is very easy to setup and maintain, and is administered via web-browsers. The commercial version includes support, but you could probably go with the community version. It is based on Ubuntu...

http://www.zentyal.org/server/
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gheistCommented:
Depends on what you need.
Will you have shell services and passwors authentication ONLY everywhere - ok zentyal.

Not in my case - we dont have interactive users almost at all, so we use puppet (hint - it can add SSH authorizrd keys for admins)
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Shakthi777Author Commented:
Thanks a lot for the both of the comments, those are really helpful to make a decision ! (y)
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