[Fedora-directory-users] FDS support for Windows?

Adam Dobrin adam at emplifyhr.com
Fri Jul 8 13:46:54 UTC 2005

David Boreham wrote:

> Joshua Kampmeier wrote:
>> I was wondering if the Fedora Directory Server supports Windows 
>> clients? I didn't see anything on the site about it. Sorry if it's 
>> there and I just missed it.
> FDS is an LDAP server : so it supports any LDAP client, which would of 
> course
> include software running on the Windows OS. But I suspect that isn't 
> your real question.
> Are you asking if it's possible to use FDS for Microsoft's user and 
> machine authentication
> mechanisms, as a drop-in replacement for their Active Directory ? If 
> so the answer is no,
> because those mechanisms use additional protocols beyond standard 
> LDAP. It should be possible to
> achieve AD-replacement with the new Samba4 and FDS as a back-end but
> AFAIK that project is still in development.
Though, using Samba3 as an nt4 domain controller works fine.

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