I finally got the hardware working for the linux file server. Yay! The next step is to start configuring software for moving all of the users files to the server.

To do this I decided to setup a new LDAP directory server using Fedora Directory Server. The initial steps weren’t too hard. Of course the Install Guide and PAM Configuration how-to helped. Within a couple hours I had the server running and a user able to login. The harder steps were customizing it for our systems and getting it to work with samba so that users could mount their home directories from Windows.