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I was wondering if somebody could help me with a question on a networking assignment I have do do with Active Directory and Samba working together (I chose SAMBA). I understand using a Samba domain controller would make it impossible to implement group policies but I can't think of any other reasons.

Here is the question: You need to recommend directory services that would enable these clients and servers to inter-operate with the Active Directory hosts on the existing sites. Explain which service you would choose and why, and detail any limitations on inter-operability between the two directory services systems.

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samba4 does support group policy but you have to use the windows tools: youtube.com/watch?v=8tYnjp_BleI The biggest drawback to samba is that Linux admins are more expensive than windows admins. Windows Admins and people who could fill the role are a dime a dozen, you can pay those people $40-50k a year for Junior Admins (I might be overestimating it). – Bratchley Apr 21 '13 at 21:31

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