I'm making progress slowly but surely...learning as I go. My current problem in getting the tutorial to work in Hardy is this: I've run into a problem when trying to populate the LDAP directory. I put in the command: smbldap-populate -u 30000 -g 30000 and get the following return: Populating LDAP directory for domain HOMENET ([SID]) (using builtin directory structure) erreur LDAP: Can't contact master ldap server for writing (IO::Socket::INET: connect: Connection refused) at /usr/share/perl5/smbldap_tools.pm line 277. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if you need more info.