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 Panther server and Active Directory

"Over the past few weeks, I've taken a close look at Apple's Open Directory (OD) and Microsoft's AD and here's what I found: If you have less than 10,000 users, the difference in response from either is negligible and you can be comfortable that OD is rock-solid and secure. It is also easier to manage in a simple setup, and with its Unix underpinnings you can do extensive customization if you choose. But be aware that the Workgroup Manager GUI just stops working at 19,999 users. While AD is much more complex at the onset, once the learning curve flattens you'll find you have all the tools you need."

 (Submitted by Noel Sat Sep 18, 2004 )


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