Replace Your NT4 Domain Controller with Samba 3

Posted by tuxchick on Nov 1, 2005 9:33 AM EDT
Enterprise Networking Planet; By Carla Schroder
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It's official: as of December 31, 2004, Windows NT4 is no longer supported by Microsoft... For all of you hardworking sysadmins of NT4 domain controllers who are now wondering what to do, here are some of your options:

1. Change nothing. So you lose vendor support — so what? Was it so hot in the first place?
2. Upgrade to Windows XP or 2003. This costs much money in licenses, and you may need to upgrade your hardware as well. Plus you'll have a whole new set of bugs and security holes to get acquainted with. However, this also gives you Active Directory, which may be something you want to move up to.
3. Replace your NT4 box with a Samba 3 domain controller.

This series is about option 3...

[Ed.- Yes, this is an older article, but it's still a goodie. Part 2 is here.]

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