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  • Open Source - Group Policy

    As i do not know where to place the topic, i placed it here.
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    Just out of personal interest:

    I know there are Open Source equivalent(s) to Active Directory.
    Fedora Directory server, to name one. But is there an Open source equivalent for group policies?
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    Re: Open Source - Group Policy

    I'm not exactly the most qualified Linux person, but isn't that kinda what NIS is? Not nearly as comprehensive though. And isn't configuration management using puppet and cfengine kind like Active directory in a way? Again, I don't think there's anything quite as comprehensive as AD for Linux nor can there be really, since there's such a disparity between each distro. I would think that you would need to standardize on which distro and packages that you would use in an organization and then build your own configuration management workflow using puppet or NIS.
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      Re: Open Source - Group Policy

      I think NIS is more of a cross between DNS and LDAP rather than an Open source alternative to Group policy.
      As mentioned there are open source alternatives to MS AD such as Apache Directory server and OpenLDAP to add to Fedora Directory Server.

      I am aware of some third party implementations of cross platform client management through AD Group policy (Extending the Schema is required ) but haven't come across any Open source alternative yet. Maybe any Open source LDAP expert can fill in the void.

      http://www.windowsitpro.com/articles...rticleid=96592

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        Re: Open Source - Group Policy

        Moved to Misc.
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