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Ubuntu as a Windows Domain & FP Printer.

Posted on: November 1, 2006

Many people use a Microsoft Windows server operating system to be used as a Primary domain controller and for secure network file shareing.

Many people seem to think that this type of system can only be done using a Micro$oft Windows server product (NT/2000/2003)… how wrong they are!

I currently use a Microsoft Windows Server (2000) for this, At home I use a Windows Domain that my brother and sisters can logon to, It works well but as we all know microsoft products are buggy, unstable and virus prone! I have found a really awesome tutorial (see link below) how to install and configure a Ubuntu Server as a Windows Domain Controller and File & Print Sharing.

Microsoft are discontinuing support for the Windows 2000 platform soon, If not already 😐 , I will soon be migrating my 4U File server running two SATA drives. Not sure if I will install Ubuntu 5.10 (like in the tutorial) or use the LTS distro… Ubuntu 6.06 as this would be better but hopefully the tutorial and steps will be the same for the new version (6.06).


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