Password syncing for Windows using open source tools

Stephen Allen freebsduk at
Thu Nov 30 22:55:46 GMT 2006

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 :)

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