Michael Leone on 2 Sep 2004 21:42:02 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Microsoft/Active Directory

On Thu, 2004-09-02 at 10:40, Ron Mansolino wrote:
> ok, can someone explain what Active Directory is, in plain english?
> (It sounds like their version of Groupwise).

Groupwise is a groupware server/client, from Novell. Exchange/Outlook
would be a close analogy, with MS products.
> but is it basically a passwd store/.login/.cshrc parameters stuffed 
> into the registry? and why do you need "experience" with it to get
> a job? C'mon, it's passwords and key/value stuff for goodness sake.

It's a whole lot more than that, for goodness sake. 

> or am I missing something? 


> and how long until someone comes up with
> an open source analogue?

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