[olug] Groupware suggestions - Long

Phil Brutsche phil at giedi.obix.com
Fri Apr 12 14:41:52 UTC 2002

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> I would really like to avoid Exchange.

I completely understand.

However, you need to ask yourself this: What products, besides Exchange,
integrate nicely with Outlook *and* give you the functionality your boss
is looking for?

> I already feel locked into the Win2k server and Active directory.  It
> doesn't do what we want and is not set up properly even though it was
> supposed to be setup correctly by a professional.  If the professional
> can't get it correct then I don't stand a chance and we will be locked
> into high price "professionals" for as long as we have the system.

Don't be fooled by the word "professional".  Some of those "professionals"
can't blow their own nose without us Linux geeks doing it for 'em!

AD is *not* hard to get set up.  All it takes is a little LDAP knowledge,
time, patience (ok, so those last two may be in short supply), a testing
machine you're not afraid to screw up, and someone knowledgeable about AD
who's willing to answer your questions.

I did it, it works great, and I'm not even a MCSE!

> I don't want to hodge podge some VMWare stuff either.  I'm really
> looking for an integrated solution, Windows or Linux.

If you're looking for something that can integrate with AD Linux is out of
the question right there.  That's only something that will change with
time, and if enough people get their head out of the sand (so to speak)
concerning Win2k.




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