I am in the process of installing an ERP product that runs on MS SQL Server 2000 and so I will need an MS Server 2003 box on which to run the database. So far simple enough. I also want the run the network using Linux wherever possible - Linux (SUSE Probably) for DNS, DHCP, FIREWALL, and file servers (Samba) the Intranet and Extranet servers will probably end up running apache and we will use PHP and Mysql to hold databases for these. My question is can I easily run MS Server 2003 on such a Linux oriented network - or does 2003 insist on running Active Directory and "take over the domain"?
I have heard that MS SQL Server insists on being part of an Active Directory tree! Any truth in that ?
Anyone have experience of such a set up?
Thanks in Anticipation.