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Re: [opensuse] Linux AD server for Windows clients - Was: Win vs Lin info
  • From: Hans van der Merwe <hvdmerwe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 12:16:30 +0200
  • Message-id: <1172744190.4282.51.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Thu, 2007-03-01 at 01:13 -0900, John Andersen wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 February 2007, Hans van der Merwe wrote:
> > I'm not sure about AD, no-AD? Do I need it?
> 
> I have never found a use for AD or even Windows Domain controllers.
> Certainly never for a network that small.
> 
> Even where they are claimed to be of use (really large installations where 
> people want to log into their desktop from any workstation) they
> don't work well enough for anyone to actually DO that.  So everyone 
> graduates from the Microsoft course and runs out an defines
> Domain controllers and Active Directory, only to burry themselves
> in a maintenance nightmare that doesn't meet its very reason for being.
> 

I feel the same.
What do you recommend?




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