IDMU/NIS Server Role in Windows Server 2012 R2


We got three domain controllers of Windows 2008 R2 where we are using IDMU for Unix. Now, we are moving towards Windows Server 2012 R2 and already promoted one 2012 R2 server. I think, IDMU/NIS role has been deprecated in Windows Server 2012 R2, so, how can I install or make 2012 R2 compatible with other DCs?
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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
You are in a bit of a catch 22.  Microsoft has indicated that due to security concerns in NIS and the general availability of native *ix support for AD.. they opted to remove the feature from Server 2016.

Microsoft's recommendation is to plan for an alternate method of AD integration for *ix operating systems.

As for using it on Server 2012 R2, you can install it from the command line.



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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
Here is an article that clarifies Microsoft view on depreciating and removing these services.


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