"We released Samba 4.0 today, containing the first compatible Free
Software implementation of Microsoft's Active Directory protocols.
'Samba 4.0 comprises an LDAP directory server, Heimdal Kerberos
authentication server, a secure Dynamic DNS server, and
implementations of all necessary remote procedure calls for Active
Directory. Samba 4.0 provides everything needed to serve as an Active
Directory Compatible Domain Controller for all versions of Microsoft
Windows clients currently supported by Microsoft, including the
recently released Windows 8. The Samba 4.0 Active Directory Compatible
Server provides support for features such as Group Policy, Roaming
Profiles, Windows Administration tools and integrates with Microsoft
Exchange and Free Software compatible services such as OpenChange.'"
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174