We are looking at migrating all of of shared folders and files to one server. Currently it's spread out over a few severs which has been the method for the past years but now we want to upgrade and consolidate.
We have been kicking around the idea of a Linux (Ubuntu to be exact) based file & print server. Which I'm familiar with the OS but what I'm not sure of is how to migrate the Windows shares (including user access rights,security,etc) over to the Linux machine and maintain those rights.
Another thing I'm not positive about is interlinking the Linux box with our Windows based LDAP for those permissions to be implemented. I know there is the Kerberos daemon which works fine within our domain but in the security and access control of a particular share via Samba we cannot select users from the domain to be "authorized" to use the share.
Info: I'm using Webmin to access the "GUI" of the Samba shares.
Mostly looking for information and literature on this, but if it becomes to troublesome we may have to stick with the Windows Server OS, which we are trying to avoid just to save a few bucks and some overhead on the machines performance.
Thanks in advance for any information!