One key factor in making the Windows and Unix environments work together is finding out which versions of LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and other components they have in common. Different platform vendors have chosen to adopt at different levels and versions of these Internet standards.
Knowing the location of each of the services and how they interact is crucial to determining the placement of common servers and services.
Client operating systems and versions also play an important role in determining the required services.
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