Interop: Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory Gil Kirkpatrick - December 2008 Many IT shops are divided into two camps—the Windows team and the Linux team—but we all have the same ultimate goal of providing high-quality and cost-effective IT services. One way you can do this is by sharing core software infrastructure. Think Windows and Linux don’t mix? See how you can configure Linux machines to use Active Directory for authentication.
Interop: Managing Macs in Your Windows Environment Don Jones - December 2008 Today, the likelihood of a homogeneous network has become increasingly remote. It’s in your interest not to limit yourself to a single platform. Instead, you can be known as the IT guy who can do whatever needs to be done—whether it be supporting Mac or Windows. Don Jones teaches what you need to know to set up a Mac on your Windows network, troubleshoot network problems, share files and folders among Macs and Windows-based systems, and configure Macs to use your network printers.
Interop: Interacting with Windows from a Mac Environment Wes Miller - December 2008 How times have changed! These days it is fairly easy to bring Macs into your Windows network infrastructure. And with a little work you can even integrate some of the operating system services. Learn how to connect Macs to Active Directory, see how you can use Entourage with Exchange, integrate the Messenger for Mac 7 application with your Windows-based communications, and explore how you can bridge the platforms with virtualization.
Interop: Managing the Root Password on Your Mac Chris Stoneff - December 2008 How do you give your Mac users the rights they need on an as-needed basis and improve security at the same time? Surprisingly, by enabling the root account. Find out how.
InterOp: Windows Services For UNIX Charlie Russel - Spring 2005 If you're an administrator working in a mixed environment, Microsoft® Windows® Services for UNIX (SFU) 3. 5 can make your life a lot easier. SFU provides a full-featured interoperability solution that includes a Network File Server (NFS) client, server and gateway for file system interoperability, and a Network Information Service (NIS).
Mixing It Up: Mixing It Up: Windows, UNIX, And Active Directory Peter Larsen and Jason Zions - Winter 2005 Did you know that with Active Directory you can provide centralized security and directory functionality for mixed environments, including those with UNIX-based machines? Find out what you need to achieve the single sign-on functionality you've been hoping for in your heterogeneous environment.