by admin on June 30, 2006 04:23pm


We've got a quick guest blog before the holiday weekend on a new set of interoperability tools released this week by Microsoft, and in conjunction with some very talented folks in our partner, sales & services group. Welcome Luis Camara Manoel, Program Manager for in Communications & Collaboration...take it away Luis:

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(Luis Camara Manoel)

Hi all,
The Interoperability and Migration Solutions team at Microsoft is very happy to have just released the Windows Security and Directory Services for UNIX Guide. This guide details step-by-step instructions for providing security and directory services for mixed Windows and UNIX environments using Active Directory. The approach we followed here describes multiple options to achieve two different system end-states:

1.    UNIX clients are enabled to use Windows Active Directory Kerberos for authentication while continuing to use a UNIX-based store for authorization.

2.    UNIX clients are enabled to use Windows Active Directory Kerberos for authentication and use Active Directory LDAP for authorization.

We have also added some tools and templates to help plan, develop, deploy, and operate these solutions.

Although this release addresses AD integration only for Solaris 9 and for RedHat 9, it is pretty simple to see how it would apply to other UNIX and UNIX-like systems.

You can download the guide here and please let me know what you think. I am very interested in finding out how the guidance is received.

Have a great holiday weekend,
-Luis