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Is there a tutorial to substitute Microsoft Active Directory with OpenDS? DNS should have the information for LDAP and I would like to see how a Windows box should be configured to connect successfully to OpenDS.

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This is a somewhat complex problem as it is a bundle of Kerberos, LDAP, DNS, and more needed to get it all working together.

Novell has a product called DSFW (Domain Services for Windows) that allows eDirectory to interact with AD like it were part of the domain. It is a mashup of all the needed parts.

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And there's Samba4. And FreeIPA. – ptman Nov 15 '10 at 17:14
@patman yes probably they are the only solution. I am not sure about Samba management tools. Samba ha been alwasys to cumbersome to sue especially as DC. FreeIPA, at least, has a management console. I am not sure if MDS can be compared with FeeIPA – rtacconi Nov 17 '10 at 7:47

AD is more than just an LDAP server. OpenDS doesn't completely replace it.

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That's why I asked that question. It seems strange that there is not a documented solution to substitute AD using opends – rtacconi Nov 15 '10 at 13:39
Samba4 is trying to be an AD replacement. – ptman May 21 '14 at 6:27

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