Mike Leone on 3 Sep 2004 02:50:03 -0000

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RE: [PLUG] Microsoft/Active Directory

> ok, I apologize for being confused; I forgot about NDS and 
> thought groupwise subsumed it (I just skimmed the manual, sue 
> me). MS-AD now includes the policy stuff too. so WTF is a 
> "forest", anyway, lol

A forest is a collection of domain "trees", of course. :-)

And MS had policies even back in the NT Domain fays; they're just more
powerful when utilizing AD.

> I thought LDAP was just a database protocol over tcp/ip, it 
> would be nice if I 
> could use it to manage some of the stuff that goes on in the 
> office where my server lives, since I can't convince anyone 
> to deploy a MS domain controller 
> for me to play with. I mean, administer.

SAMBA can be an AD DC (Domain Controller) these days, I believe.

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