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Case Study: Energy Company Achieves Red Hat Windows Integration - Likewise Connects RHEL and IBM AIX With Active Directory

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The company, a large producer of natural gas, focuses on developmental drilling and property acquisitions in several regions of the United States. The challenge was that every time a user joins or leaves the company, the user must be manually added to or removed from every Linux computer. Meantime, to bypass the burdensome task of maintaining their passwords, some administrators used the root account, an insecure practice that runs counter to accepted security standards and regulations. The company deployed Likewise Enterprise to all their IBM AIX and Red Hat Linux machines and joined them to Active Directory. In general, implementing Likewise Enterprise improved security and saved the time and resources of system administrators.

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