Before any servers or the services that they host can be integrated they have to be able to locate each other and to communicate. Creating a network infrastructure that all the involved platforms can work together on needs to be one of the first items on your agenda.
When it comes right down to it, most operating systems have more similarities than differences. They all need to store data, authenticate users, and store and locate resources both locally and on the network. Two of the services in common are Domain Name Services and Directories. By determining the versions that will work together you can create an integrated infrastructure.
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