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Tue, 01 Mar 2005

Active Directory

I'm currently managing a huge migration from Windows NT Domains to an Active Directory platform (yeah yeah, I know!). I have to say, I'm shocked.

I've not used AD very much before now and I have to say that I'm pretty impressed. Sure, there's a lot of things that (IMHO) they've done wrong, but it's a pretty good platform for what it does. It's not like I'm going to convert or anything, but I'm man enough to admit when MS is the right tool for the job.

I've spent a lot of meeting time considering how I'd do similar things in a FOSS way, I'm coming up pretty blank. I know things like Hula are coming on in leaps and bounds, but the AD stuff I've seen has impressed me. I can cover individual AD components, but there's no integration across them in the FOSS world.

Am I missing something? Is there some AD'esque tool out there which I've somehow overlooked?


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