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Entry 1: Where to Start

Topic: Network With Windows Clients And Linux Admin   

Tags:  NetworkDrives   Windows   Networks   Samba   

Created on Tue, 13 Dec 2011.
Last Modified on Thu, 05 Apr 2012.

This log is focused on the topic of administering a windows network with a linux server.

I'm setting up a network to manage windows PC's. We're not in a place to invest into Windows Servers (why would you when you can use linux?) and that fact is not going to let us utallize the well travelled route of Active Directory. The current state of the 'Network' is just a room full of PC's all running independantly with the same software setup, and there is a definate need to have all these computers properly networked with their user data centrallized.

So, after searching around for good ways to avoid Windows Server, I came across a nice HOW-TO which will use samba to implement policies and redirect user folders to the network drives. The HOW-TO was found here:

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Samba-Authenticated-Gateway-HOWTO-1.html

the samba wiki page also gave me some guidance as to where to start out:

http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_%26_Windows_Profiles

This log will start off documenting my experiences following the tpld.org HOW-TO.



PLEASE let me know if I'm doing something wrong, or if you have any suggestions or requests~

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