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August 30th, 2008

HOWTO: Managing Active Directory users under Linux with adtool

Server, by suvi.

Usually people manages Linux boxes using Windows clients but sometimes, someone (like me, for example) needs to manage a Windows server from a Linux host (it could be a normal client or another server which wants to talk to Windows).

IMO, Active Directory is one of the best product from Microsoft, since it’s based on a well known standard like X.500 (aka LDAP) and it has a good interoperabilty (although it could be better, see all the problems Samba people had in the past). So, even if there are tools like PHPLdapAdmin which are pretty good, if you need to automate users and groups management, there’s nothing better than a command line tool. Enter adtool.

Read more at The eternal fight between admins and computers

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