Enterprise Linux Active Directory and Linux guide:
Active Directory and Linux guide
While a growing number of organizations have embraced and adopted Linux, now they confront increasing demand for integrated, multiplatform networks. Many administrators have chosen Microsoft Active Directory (AD) – which integrates Linux and Windows systems into the same network – as a central authentication and authorization service. This guide offers information on how to create a cross-platform environment with AD and Linux.
New in this guide
- Microsoft meets enterprise Linux: Novell's Open Enterprise Server 2 (More info and tips)
- Microsoft shop seeks help with multiplying Linux boxes (More info and tips)
- Is there a Linux equivalent of Microsoft's Active Directory? (More info and tips)
Take the first step towards building an integrated network with Active Directory and Linux. Learn how to migrate from an existing AD network to one with Linux, or start using Active Directory as a domain controller.
In a multi-platform network environment, administrators have the choice of authenticating their Linux machines against Active Directory. Explore your options with the following resources.
If you are looking for a messaging or identity management solution, the following links can help you with all areas of AD/Linux cross-platform management.
With Samba, you can join your Linux machines to Active Directory, creating network shares and setting up file and print sharing across platforms. Learn more about how Samba works with Linux systems in your Active Directory environment.
Check out these articles and tips on AD and Linux integrated systems.