Integrating Ubuntu with a Windows-based network is harder than it should be
Posted by: Anonymous
on December 17, 2007 01:07 PM
How long did it take to 'investigate' this whole thing?
You did minimal research into the best Linux for the job (as another commented - Fedora (redhat) or Suse (opensuse) - and maybe mandriva?), you didn't mention CUPS - which I would have thought by default first using a windows SMB-shared printer.
Windows users should be able to use kerberos authentication which should again be able to set-up via GUI.
KDE (konqueror) allows me to fool about with EXT3 ACL's, I don't know how it would treat SMB ACL's - but I know that GNOME hide's alot of stuff from the user.
To write an article like this, you need to be willing to invest in two months MINIMUM of investigating linux *integration* ..
If **YOU** have ever been in IT before, **YOU** would realize that changing or introducing new platforms into an existing network needs planning, investigation and time. Things will never be 100% and you need to fine-tune a method.
Hell - I've been in the business for 2 years as a unix admin and I know this already - what are you, just out of college with an A+ or MSCT certification?