eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'Joining Active Directory'

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2008-01-15
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0

The graphical interfaces for Likewise Enterprise depend on the open-source implementation of Microsoft's .Net Framework, Mono.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'Joining Active Directory'


I used Likewise Open to join an Ubuntu 7.10 client to a Windows Server 2003 domain.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'To Extend or Not to Extend'


I had the option of extending my AD schema to include the Unix-friendly attributes that Microsoft introduced with Windows Server 2003 R2, or of leaving my AD schema alone.  
  

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'Extend Away'



I opted to extend the schema of my test AD deployment.
  

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'Likewise Enterprise on CentOS'


I installed the Likewise Enterprise client software on a CentOS 5 machine and prepared to join the collective.
  

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'Familiar Join Interface'



Likewise Enterprise has a tool for joining domains that resembles the interface found in Windows.
  

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'Likewise Cells'

  

  
I created a single Cell for mapping Linux user information with AD. In a more complicated environment, I would have created multiple Cells to link AD to multiple NIS (Network Information System) services.
  

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'Prepare for Likewise'

  

  
To prepare my test user for cross-platform authentication and management, I visited a new, Likewise-specific tab that the product added to my Windows Server user properties dialog.
  

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'Linux, Meet Group Policy'

  

  
I used Likewise Enterprise to create and apply a Group Policy governing my CentOS client's SELinux service.
  

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'GConf Exposed'

  

  
The GNOME Project has studded its namesake desktop environment with granular configuration controls; Likewise opens the door to managing these controls via Group Policy.
  

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'Adios, Spatial Mode Browsing'


  
When the GNOME project moved to a one-window-per-folder model for its Nautilus file manager, many complained. I used Group Policy to mandate a reversion to Nautilus' old ways.
  

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'Reporting'


I fired off a quick report containing information on my inaugural Linux-based AD user.
  

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Likewise Enterprise 4.0 - 'Where Do the Objects Live?'


The GNOME configuration schema files live in the SYSVOL alongside Microsoft's Windows templates.



  
  








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