[ubuntu-uk] Leaflets [long reply]

Nik Butler nik at reducedhackers.com
Sun May 6 15:32:28 BST 2007


Chris Rowson wrote:
> A major problem with deploying an Ubuntu desktop infrastructure is its
> lack of integration into a Windows Active Directory (AD) environment.
>
>   
Very true of large scale enterprise delivery but not a problem for many
of my clients whom are in the SME market and not tied to this though.
> Unfortunately AD sits at the heart of user authentication, security,
> app deployment and file permissions in most large organisations. Until
> Ubuntu supports this better, I can't see many large enterprises
> migrating. To do so would require a move from AD which would be costly
> even when stacked against savings made from desktop licensing.
>   
Samba handles that very well though and ive not expereinced issues. It
is of course a concern.
> I'm not fond of most MS software, but I will give them brownie points
> for AD. I've not seen much (or if any) open-source software that
> implements the same stuff.
>   
You should lookinto things like SODA


Nik




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