Huh, I completely confused by others editing my post... breaking all system of referencing and linking into a mess...
Bifurcating the question (1)
Can anybody share experience and/or links on running Samba Linux Active Directory Server, like in "Samba 4: Linux Active Directory Server", on Windows workstation (like XP Pro)?
What are pro and contra of using Cygwin vs. running Linux in virtual machine for this?
jscott wrote in question(1): "Windows, specifically its licensing philosophy, is quite antithetical to the ideals of the GPL".
I could not get: what are the problems of running GPL applications on Windows?
Besides, ComputerWorld tells us:
- "Bartlett said the Samba team now has a good relationship with Microsoft and the password bug was never in any of its documentation so "they never thought it existed". Microsoft has also provided a copy of its AD schema which can be worked around by the Samba team"
Edit1 (concerning XP Eula):
I forked the issues of ethical use of Windows Xp as server to question http://serverfault.com/questions/168363/windows-xp-used-as-server