Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Aug 2008 17:51 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Features, Office Everyone knows that Microsoft Exchange is expensive - but ubiquitous " and plenty of open source projects and vendors have been trying a variety of technical approaches to replace it. While none is yet a drop-in replacement, a PC World article looks at ways that some administrators can get a cost advantage by switching.
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RE: FOSS drop-in replacements
by spinjax on Fri 29th Aug 2008 02:39 UTC in reply to "FOSS drop-in replacements"
spinjax
Member since:
2006-12-12

Just to clarify something mentioned in the parent..

Likewise is *not* a replacement, it actually brings your non-Windows systems *into* Active Directory. The free version is very limited, it is not much more than an automation for samba+keberos+pam+nsswitch setup tasks, which is nice.. until it breaks..

If I decide to join a Linux box to AD, I usually just do it manually.. or if the customer insists, I set it up using NIS/NIS+ & AD.

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RE[2]: FOSS drop-in replacements
by lemur2 on Fri 29th Aug 2008 06:20 in reply to "RE: FOSS drop-in replacements"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Just to clarify something mentioned in the parent.. Likewise is *not* a replacement, it actually brings your non-Windows systems *into* Active Directory. The free version is very limited, it is not much more than an automation for samba+keberos+pam+nsswitch setup tasks, which is nice.. until it breaks.. If I decide to join a Linux box to AD, I usually just do it manually.. or if the customer insists, I set it up using NIS/NIS+ & AD.


Just to clarify your clarification ... wouldn't it be possible to use Samba 4 as the replacement for Active Directory, and in addition use Likewise to manage it?

http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/soa/New-Samba-targets-Active-...

http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,s...

http://www.likewisesoftware.com/products/

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

wouldn't it be possible to use Samba 4 as the replacement for Active Directory, and in addition use Likewise to manage it?


Sure, but Likewise Enterprise ain't OSS and that's what you need to manage the AD.

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