Microsoft Active Directory Services
Since late 2001, Samba has gained the ability to interact with Microsoft Windows 2000 using its “native
mode” protocols rather than the NT4 RPC services. Using LDAP and Kerberos, a domain member running
Winbind can enumerate users and groups in exactly the same way as a Windows 200x client would, and in so doing
provide a much more efficient and effective Winbind implementation.