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Windows vs Sles

I would like opinions and reasons why,

We are a school system that is running NW6.5 and Zen7. We are exploring the options of moving to ZCM. What are the up/down sides of moving to windows or SLES.

Fellow Novell diehards don’t take this wrong but It seems to us that ZCM was developed more for windows active directory/ domain environment than edirectory. Also that most people on this forum are running ZCM on a windows environment for whatever reason, be it application or user benefit.

At present our server applications will run on both linux and windows, and we are looking at possible applications to see if they will also run on both OS.

Are group policies handled better through ZCM or windows group policies? Are the Group policies more configurable through ZCM or Windows.

Can you have ZCM policies and windows group policy running at the same time? Example iprint policy/ group policy

Thank you
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Re: Windows vs Sles

ZCM does not really care if you are using Windows or SLES for your
Primary or Satellite Servers.

Again for eDir or AD as the user source, it should really not matter.

There are a few Domain GPO settings that might require making a custom
GPO, but generally this is not a major issue and they can normally even
be imported.

The SLES servers can even be configured to Act as an AD Domain and in
essence give all that functionality.

ZCM GPOs can be more flexible due to System Requirements and some other
features not available in Domain GPOs.

I think the key decisions in regards to ZCM are.......

#1 - What is your licensing situation?
#2 - What OS do you prefer to support?

ZCM will be fine regardless of the choice you make and the use of ZCM
should does not really require a customer to lean one way or the other.

On 3/7/2011 12:06 PM, dmilam wrote:
>
> I would like opinions and reasons why,
>
> We are a school system that is running NW6.5 and Zen7. We are
> exploring the options of moving to ZCM. What are the up/down sides of
> moving to windows or SLES.
>
> Fellow Novell diehards don’t take this wrong but It seems to us that
> ZCM was developed more for windows active directory/ domain environment
> than edirectory. Also that most people on this forum are running ZCM
> on a windows environment for whatever reason, be it application or user
> benefit.
>
> At present our server applications will run on both linux and windows,
> and we are looking at possible applications to see if they will also run
> on both OS.
>
> Are group policies handled better through ZCM or windows group
> policies? Are the Group policies more configurable through ZCM or
> Windows.
>
> Can you have ZCM policies and windows group policy running at the same
> time? Example iprint policy/ group policy
>
> Thank you
>




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