Been using Fedora Directory Server since its inception and up until recently, I would have recommended it above all others.  I am a Linux guru, windows hater and favor open source over any proprietary product.  That being said,  I recently switched to a new company and they happen to be all XP and 2003 server along with exchange.

Having had the opportunity to work now with both FDS and Active Directory,  I can tell you from first hand experience, Active Directory wins hands down.  It was easy to setup, easy to replicate, support 6,000 users currently at my office and is easily running on a dual core system while hardly using any resources.

I am no lover of Microsoft or any of its products but switching to ADAM was the best move i could have made.  There is no comparison on ease of setup, ease of management, stability.  ADAM wins hands down as much as I hate to say it, its true.

Just one person's first hand experience...

Merle Reine
Vanguard Industries, Inc.

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On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 12:07 PM, <> wrote:
Hello Andrey and Ben,

Thanx for your answers!

The document realy explains the differences between both directory's!
I'm taking it for input for the why question for our project!
For the performance we are going to test that!

With kind regards,

William van de Velde

> Bonjour cobra,
> Monday, August 18, 2008, 4:09:22 PM, you wrote:
> cco> I have a question why i should use an opensource directory server for
> my
> cco> opensource activities!
> cco> I work for a large company! 70k users
> cco> We have a large MS Windows based infrastructure win2k3 with winxp
> cco> workstations.
> cco> Can someone help me with getting the right arguments so i have a
> valid
> cco> reason to create an opensource directory server?
> You can try this document to begin with (written for a customer by
> Symas and HP) :
> Andrey Ivanov
> tel +33-(0)1-69-33-99-24
> fax +33-(0)1-69-33-99-55
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> Ecole Polytechnique
> 91128 Palaiseau CEDEX
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