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January 7, 2013 | Volume 8 Issue 1

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: In the Wheelhouse: Active Directory Servers No Longer Need Microsoft Windows!
FEATURED NEWS: John Earl: Safe and Secure Now
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Lenovo and EMC Announce LenovoEMC Ltd.
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Mobile Applications for IBM i
EVENT: IBM i Encryption Made Easy with DB2 Field Procedures
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In the Wheelhouse: Active Directory Servers No Longer Need Microsoft Windows!

With Samba 4.0, the potential is there to decommission Microsoft Active Directory servers, their associated virtual machines, and more.

steve pitcherWritten by Steve Pitcher

Just because you have an Active Directory domain on your network doesn't mean you need to have a number of Windows servers as domain controllers. Not anymore. As per the release on the Samba project Web site, Samba 4.0 is the first free, open-source software with the capabilities to replace or work alongside Microsoft Active Directory as a fully functional domain controller: "Samba 4.0 comprises an LDAP directory server, Heimdal Kerberos authentication server, a secure Dynamic DNS server, and implementations of all necessary remote procedure calls for Active Directory. Samba 4.0 provides everything needed to serve as an Active Directory Compatible Domain Controller for all versions of Microsoft Windows clients currently supported by Microsoft, including the recently released Windows 8."


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Feature Article - Commentary
 
John Earl: Safe and Secure Now

John Earl, security guru, passed away on January 3, 2013.

john vanderwallWritten by John Vanderwall


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