freebsd and MS Active Directory

Danny nocmonkey at
Fri Oct 22 12:40:45 PDT 2004

On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 11:31:33 -0800, Andy Firman <andy at> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 01:04:11PM -0600, Danny MacMillan wrote:
> >
> > It seems unlikely to me that that's what they meant.  I really would
> > ask for more information.  Maybe they want their FreeBSD administrators
> > to authenticate against AD accounts?
> >
> > If you do set up a testbed Active Directory, I would advise you to set
> > up MS DNS first, as I've had what can most charitably be called
> > "problems" when letting Active Directory set up DNS automagically.
> I am in a similar situation and I have very little experience with AD.

AD is a massive beast. Where do you want to go with it? Just set it up
for fun, or?

> Just yesterday I setup a test bed Win2K/Exchange2K with AD.
> It is so hard to get around in Windows as I am used to command line.  Ugh.

You can do more with the Windows 2000 (and newer) command line and
VBscript, then you can throughout the GUI.
> Are there any good howto's out there for us FreeBSD folk that need
> to integrate into Windows AD?

What type of integration? Authentication? DNS? Need specifics...


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