Integrating Ubuntu with a Windows-based network is harder than it should be
Posted by: Anonymous
on December 17, 2007 06:22 AM
"I tried to stick a Mercedes-Benz engine inside a Toyota car, and it doesn't fit!!!"
A lot of people have said it already: TOTALLY WRONG APPROACH!
Start from the servers, look for open standard products that can substitute what you currently have, and fully support mixed Windows/Linux clients.
OpenVPN, Asterisk, Samba, NFS, Citadel/Zimbra/Kolab. Whatever.
You first need to migrate your services to get out of your current vendor lock-in. THEN you can start migrating clients.
Going the other way is guaranteed to give you all those headaches.