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Integrating w2k-srv/ad with *nix Network

By stoker ·
I am currently having some various Linux and *BSD servers running dns, dhcp and samba/wins for windows 98 and windows 2000 pro clients. Now I am forced to buy a windows 2000 server, due to a purchased business software c/s system. I have read a lot about windows 2000, and found that I most likely should move my user database to the windows 2000 server (or is it an easy to way make it use yp/nis?), and have my other server use this machines user/pwd db. I would also like to activate active directory, probably using windows 2000 own features for ldap and storage. BUT, I do not wish to use Windows 2000 DNS! It is difficult to find spesific material, any information, resource or book tip of "How to integrate (Linux/*Bsd) Bind with Windows 2000directory, would be very much appreciated.

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by dheupel In reply to Integrating w2k-srv/ad wi ...

I think you're on the right track with moving your user database to the Win2K Server and making use of Active Directory. What you need is a $150 add-on product from MS called MS Services for Unix Add-on. This should take care of your issues. MS has plenty of white-papers and other information about the product on their web site.

Good luck.

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by tony.colgrove In reply to Integrating w2k-srv/ad wi ...

You are not required to use Win2K DNS. Here are the BIND rules:
You can use 4.9.6 or higher, BUT you have to manually add the SRV records.
8.1.2 or higher allows for dynamic updates. This is good, because now Active Directory can register its own SRV records, relieving the admin from the work. BUT rumor on the street is use at least 8.2.2 as a Win2K dynamic update can crash older versions.
Book: Windows 2000 DNS ISBN: 0735709734 is a good book about w2k DNS, AD integration and a good section on using with BIND.

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by stoker In reply to Integrating w2k-srv/ad wi ...

It worked pretty good, I do get some errors in syslog from named, the w2k machine sends some illegal updates now and again... and also, W2k-pro clients who logs on, sends some update requests as well, I don't really understand why, it would be quitea security risc adding all ws as qualified dns updaters?

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