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Integrating UNIX and Microsoft  |    A 5 day   hands on   training course

Integrating UNIX and Microsoft course description

This course is designed for the enterprise-level UNIX professional and represents the highest level of professional, distribution-neutral UNIX certification within the industry.

It covers administering UNIX enterprise-wide with an emphasis on mixed environments.

What will you learn
  • Configure and troubleshoot OpenLDAP.
  • Use OpenLDAP as an authentication backend.
  • Manage software packages.
  • Use Samba
    - Share configuration
    - User and group management
    - Domain integration
    - Name services
    - with Linux and Windows clients
Integrating UNIX and Microsoft course details

Integrating UNIX and Microsoft course contents

  • OpenLDAP replication
  • Replication concepts, OpenLDAP replication, replication log files, replica hubs, LDAP referrals, LDAP sync replication.

  • Securing the Directory
  • Securing the directory with SSL and TLS, Firewall considerations, Unauthenticated access methods, User/password authentication methods, Maintanence of SASL user DB, certificates.

  • OpenLDAP Server Performance Tuning
  • Measure OpenLDAP performance, Tune software configuration to increase performance, indexes.

  • Integration with PAM and NSS
  • Configure PAM to use LDAP for authentication, NSS to retrieve information from LDAP and PAM modules in UNIX.

  • Integrating LDAP with Active Directory and Kerberos
  • Kerberos integration with LDAP, Cross platform authentication, Single sign-on concepts, Integration and compatibility limitations between OpenLDAP and Active Directory.

  • Samba Concepts and Architecture
  • Samba daemons and components, key issues regarding heterogeneous network, Identify key TCP/UDP ports used with SMB/CIFS, Knowledge of Samba3 and Samba4 differences.

  • Configure Samba
  • Samba server configuration file structure, variables and configuration parameters, Troubleshoot and debug configuration problems.

  • Regular Samba Maintenance
  • Monitor and interact with running Samba daemons, Perform regular backups of Samba configuration and state data.

  • Troubleshooting Samba
  • Samba logging, Backup TDB files, Restore TDB files, Identify TDB file corruption, Edit / list TDB file content.

  • Internationalization
  • Internationalization character codes and code pages, differences in the name space between Windows and Linux/Unix with respect to share, names, user/group/computer naming in a non-English environment.

  • Linux File System and Share/Service Permissions
  • File / directory permission control, Samba interaction with Linux file system permissions and ACLs, Use Samba VFS to store Windows ACLs.

  • Print Services
  • Printer sharing, integration between Samba and CUPS, Manage Windows print drivers and configure downloading of print drivers, security concerns with printer sharing.

  • Managing User Accounts and Groups
  • User and group accounts, mappings, user account management tools, smbpasswd, file/directory ownership of objects.

  • Authentication, Authorization and Winbind
  • Local password database, password synchronization, passdb backends, Convert between passdb backends, Integrate Samba with LDAP, Winbind service, PAM and NSS.

  • Samba as a PDC and BDC
  • Domain membership and trust relationships, Create and maintain a PDC and BDC with Samba3/4, Add computers to an existing domain, logon scripts, roaming profiles, system policies.

  • Samba4 as an AD compatible Domain
  • Samba 4 as an AD DC, smbclient, how Samba integrates with AD services: DNS, Kerberos, NTP, LDAP.

  • Configure Samba as a Domain Member Server
  • Joining Samba to NT4 and AD domains, obtain a TGT from a KDC.

  • NetBIOS and WINS
  • WINS concepts, NetBIOS concepts, local master browser, domain master browser, Samba as a WINS server, name resolution, WINS replication, NetBIOS browsing and browser elections, NETBIOS name types.

  • Active Directory Name Resolution
  • DNS for Samba4 as an AD Domain Controller, DNS forwarding with the internal DNS server of Samba4.

  • CIFS Integration
  • SMB/CIFS concepts, remote CIFS shares from a Linux client, securely storing CIFS credentials, features and benefits of CIFS, permissions and file ownership of remote CIFS shares.

  • Working with Windows Clients
  • browse lists and SMB clients from Windows, Share file/print resources from Windows, the smbclient program, the Windows net utility.

Learning path



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Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.