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Replacement for NIS server role?

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  • As outlined in this blog post: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/activedirectoryua/2016/02/09/identity-management-for-unix-idmu-is-deprecated-in-windows-server/ The NIS role is removed from AD 2016. Does anyone have suggestions for a replacement? We just use native linux tools (samba) to add linux servers to our AD domain. However, in 2016, this seems to prevent group membership from working for file permissions on cifs shares. I'm looking for suggestions of ways around this. 
    Monday, January 9, 2017 9:41 PM

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  • This should answer your question including the alternatives: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/activedirectoryua/2016/02/09/identity-management-for-unix-idmu-is-deprecated-in-windows-server/

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    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:43 AM
  • Hi dadboiler,

    >I'm looking for suggestions of ways around this. 

    Quote from the blog:

    "We recommend to start planning for alternatives, for example: native LDAP, Samba Client, Kerberos or other non-Microsoft options."

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:06 AM
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  • I already utilize Samba and Kerberos to add linux boxes to our AD domain. Native LDAP would mean eliminating AD, would it not? I need the linux and Windows worlds to work together. I'm looking for a way around these terrible changes that MS has made. I was hoping that someone else would have a little more detail about how they've worked around this.  Seems strange to me that on one hand MS says they are embracing linux, but at the same time they decide to make it much more difficult to get Windows and Linux to play nicely together.
    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:50 PM
  • Hi dadboiler,

    Due to limited knowledge and little information about this topic, I would suggest you open a case with MS, so that you may get a more professional explanation and the help.

    Here is the link:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/support-options-for-business

    At the same time, this post will still be open, others have good ideas could still provide the useful information if they have.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    Monday, January 16, 2017 8:31 AM
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