We are looking to primarily use LDAP as a means of authentication throughout our environment consisting of both Linux and Windows boxes. I would like to know if there is a way to use our existing LDAP server to authenticate users on the Windows machines using AD? This would obviously greatly help from an engineering/administrative standpoint to just have one centralized location for user admin. As of now, we setup a user in LDAP, but that does not touch our Windows machines so we then have to create Domain users in AD. Just would like to simplify the process and allow for work on more important things. Thanks guys!
*I have stumbled upon adLDAP, http://adldap.sourceforge.net/, which seems to be a great starting point.