Author: Patrick Language: text
Description: Zentyal as an AD Server Timestamp: 2020-11-07 19:32:39 +0000
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  1. 'm a software developer at a small engineering/embedded systems company (5 people) and also handle all our IT. I just wanted to share my experience migrating our 15 year-old Windows 2003 AD server to something Linux-based.
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  3. I have been using Zentyal as our AD server for about a year now and have been pretty happy with it. It has a nice web UI for managing services, users, and groups. Unfortunately you do need the Windows Admin tools on a Windows machine if you want to do anything complicated with group policy; luckily I haven't needed anything like that.
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  5. We have a mix of Windows and Linux clients, and both work great. I renamed our domain in the process and migrating the Windows clients to the new domain was super easy. It was a little more annoying to get my Ubuntu 20.04 system connected, but it wasn't too bad.  It's nice being able to log into my workstation using the same login I use everywhere else in the office.
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  7. I have never used any of the other LDAP servers so I can't compare, but I imagine using an Active Directory server in an all Linux shop probably isn't worth it. I would assume the Linux domain servers would be better integrated. It'll definitely be nice to have joining an AD domain in the installer, but hopefully they make it easy to join an existing computer too.
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