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Creating an AD Server for Free using Ubuntu and Samba

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While being a huge fan of the GNU/Linux OS I do also live in the real world which means using Active Directory Domain Controllers and Windows networks. this week however I’ve had to build for a project a stand alone AD network. This got me thinking to a project I built for a school 6 uears ago which I did the same thing with Samba on Fedora.

To this day it still amazed me i could create a simple Windows AD infrastrutture for a set of Windows PC’s in a class to logon to, and use a batch file to apply drive mappings and the like for the students on Windows workstations. And for small businesses this is a potentially great way to get the company networked on the cheap..

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