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[Discuss] Replacing AD with Samba4

> From: Discuss [ at] On
> Behalf Of Rich Braun
> Any suggestions?  Is this known to work?  Maybe I should just keep my
> Windows
> servers?  But they're 6+ years old and probably fraught with security holes.

I know it's not what you want to hear, but I'm sure Microsoft doesn't test their desktop OSes against Samba AD servers, so even if it works now, I wouldn't count on it for a production work environment. It will cost like $300/yr for windows server, which is nothing to a business. (That's if you pay $600 every other year for Server Standard, which permits you to run on two separate VM's simultaneously.)

I just don't see anything to gain by trying to deviate from windows server. Unless you want to support a non-windows organization.

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