I administer a network of 10 workstations for a small non-profit (also, I'm very inexperienced, forgive me if it's a silly question), and everything has been managed so far as if they were home PCs used by multiple persons, on some workstations a handful of employees even share a single user.
I'm considering introducing Active Directory for managing the user accounts, but we currently don't have a Windows server. A couple of Synology disk stations have been bought, and I'm wondering if I can deploy AD on it? Or is a Windows Server OS necessary for that?
Search results I've found all speak of "integrating" a Linux server or disk station into an AD domain, not using it as a domain controller.