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Old 10th May 2009, 17:30
pawan_lal pawan_lal is offline
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Default Open ldap + file server + domain controller + backup server

I am working as a System Administrator

1.We have 60 nodes and 2 server. now we ll change the server windows to Ubuntu. So, I want domain controller, file server, and backup Server, Domain Controller just like in windows.

2. All my windows machine i.e my 60 nodes shall join the domain which is configured on ubuntu.

3. All users which r created on domain i.e on linux machine shall login in my windows machines

This organization is in small business area. Thats why my company wants to get all these configured in a single server n on linux OS as it is an open source.

"please help, how do i configure this Ubuntu server 8.04 (32 bits) act as a File Serve, Mail Server, Domain Controller and Backup Server".

Pl. guide to me how to do this configuration.

thanks for your valuable time and reply.


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Old 10th May 2009, 21:24
choogendyk choogendyk is offline
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That's going to be a lot of work if you haven't got the experience with linux already. Start studying and playing with linux to learn. If you can, plan a transition where you will have both sets of servers up.

Are your Windows systems XP or Vista or what? And your Windows servers? Roaming profiles or anything that has to be accounted for like that?

You will want a Samba configuration that works as a domain controller. One possibility would be to set up a backup domain controller and then promote it.

You can find howto's and guides through google or use these:




Backup server is another issue. What do you need there? Are you talking about backing up all the Windows machines? Or do they store things on the server and then the server gets backed up? Is it going to tape? Or are you just looking for some way of backing up the directories where people store things? Or backing up the server itself so that it can be recovered?

Mail server starts getting more complicated yet. There are a lot of security issues there. Are you meaning to have a company mail server that all the Windows people use to send and receive both inside and outside mail?
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