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I have a usual file server on windows 2003 server. The users are organized in the active directory per OU, each OU has different access rights to the shared folders. They're all using Windows XP / Vista.

I would like to move some of the 1st-level folder to a linux server, most probably Ubuntu.

Will I be able to give different access rights depending on the folder and the OU ? Will I be able to "mount" the linux shared folder on the windows main shared folder ?

(If this is not clear: let's call Group the main shared folder, on the windows server. Group has different 1-st level folder, I want to move some of them to a linux server. Can I mount a symbolic link on the windows server so that the users don't see it has been moved ?)

Hope my questions are clear ! Thanks in advance

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