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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Microsoft Identity Management for UNIX

Windows Server 2008 includes integrated UNIX identity management directly as part of Active Directory. Microsoft Identity Management for UNIX includes support for Network Information Systems (NIS) with Server for NIS, password synchronization, and Active Directory UNIX UID and GID lookup. The UNIX identity management components extend the identity management components that have been part of Services for UNIX and bring them into Windows as a part of the operating system. Server for NIS acts as a master NIS server for your existing UNIX NIS domain, integrating into and extending the Active Directory schema to support both standard and nonstandard mappings.

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