Evaluation Guide for Linux and Unix

The Server Suite Evaluation Guide for Linux and UNIX describes how to install and configure the Server Suite software on a Windows computer joined to an Active Directory domain controller and on the Linux and UNIX computers you want to manage. After you install the software, you can follow the steps in this guide to create Active Directory users and groups and set up a test environment with Server Suite zones, roles, privileges, and group policies. Through this test environment, you can see how Server Suite enables you to control users access, manage privileges, and monitor activity on UNIX and Linux computers in your organization.

Intended Audience

This guide is for system and network administrators who want to evaluate Server Suite software. The guide assumes you have a working knowledge of Windows Server and Active Directory and are familiar with Active Directory features, functionality, and terminology. This guide also assumes you are familiar with the Linux or UNIX-based computers you plan to manage and how to perform common administrative tasks.

Using this Guide

Server Suite provides an integrated set of software components that centrally control, secure, and audit user access to servers, workstations, mobile devices, and applications through Microsoft Active Directory. The purpose of this guide is to give you hands-on experience using Server Suite software to manage identities, access privileges, and administrative tasks on UNIX and Linux computers.

The guide is divided into the following chapters: