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Old 2nd October 2009, 00:12
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Default BSD/Linux as SDC to Windows server PDC

I've seen tutorials about how to set up an OpenBSD box as a PDC, but I can't seem to find any information about setting it up as a secondary to a Windows Server PDC.

We have a windows server based PDC in our network, which works fine for local machines. However, once you get to our outstations, the performance stinks. We would like to set up a secondary domain controller out there, so they can have a local server, but the locations aren't large enough to justify the expense of getting another windows server box. Is there some way I can utilize an OpenBSD or Linux box to fill this role, while talking back to the primary Windows server to get it's user accounts and the like? Thanks.
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Old 2nd October 2009, 10:25
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I don't think that GPO will pass on BSD.
As far as I know, LDAP is a norm, so you should be able to export the user database to CSV (coma separated values) and transfer it to an openLDAP, problem is I don't think password will be copied.
Second problem, I don't know if the servers will be able to interact with each other, even if LDAP is a norm, I really don't know if active directory and OpenLDAP+kerberos transmit and treat datas the same way.


It would be interesting that someone with a windows server and some time to spend test that (I currently don't have time) and post the results.
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