Password syncing for Windows using open source tools
tom at tomjudge.com
Fri Dec 1 14:06:09 GMT 2006
Stephen Allen wrote:
> Ok, this is a long shot, but you people are always so helpful...
> I've inherited a sitaution where my users are mostly members of an NT4
> domain. Some are members of the new AD domain. All need access to
> various folders on the old NT domain controller, user access being
> controlled by NTFS permissions.
> In AD, I've used dfs and created links pointing to the NT4 server
> shares, which they can access if their passwords are the same on both
> domains. However, this is rarely the case, especially as I want to
> enforce the use of complex passwords.
> What I'm looking for is some method of syncing passwords from/to AD and
> the NT4 domain. There are Windows packages out there to do that, but
> cost-a-plenty. I was wondering if Samba could hook into both servers
> and act as a middle-man for syncing? Are there any Unix/Linix utils
> that could do this for me at minimal cost?
> Many thanks,
> Steve :)
Could you not just setup a trust relationship between the NT4 Domain and
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