Archive for the ‘ Unix-Windows Integration ’ Category!

An associate and I (Greg Porter) have started a new web site,, where we will chronicle all the fancy tricks we do with Unix/Linux/Active Directory integration, providing unified home directories to Unix/Linux/Windows clients using Solaris with ZFS, NFS and SAMBA, managing hundreds of Linux workstations withYUM, etc., etc.  Check it out!

Unix – Active Directory Integration

Currently I support thousands of users on hundreds of machines in a mixed Unix and Windows environment. The legacy environment has 2 separate systems to administer user accounts. On Unix, we still (!?!) use plain old NIS. For Windows, we use Windows Server 2003 R2 with Active Directory (AD). AD can theoretically support Unix authentication, and promises to offer a “one stop shop” for integrated account management. Does it really work? Read more to find out… Read more