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    Ubuntu test setup

    Bit of a noob question here

    I'm loooking to setup a test lab with a client server environment where the server manages the clients (much in the same way as Windows and GPOs if possible)

    Now I'm fairly familiar with Ubuntu as a client but I've never set this sort of system up.

    Basically if I stick with Ubuntu what would anyone recommend to do this? Is there a way of controlling a desktop (not so much in the thin client way) but in the policy method?

    Ideally I would like to use the server to lock down a dozen or so clients - nothing too drastic just the usual security and appearance settings?

    Bit of a vague question I know but I'm looking into various options!

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    policy kit is one such software tho i have not used it. Landscape is another but it's not free (i believe)

    PolicyKit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Landscape | Canonical

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    It would have to be free (initially anyway!)

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    Samba4 can serve GPO and AD, to the point where I do believe you can use the Microsoft Management Console to manage users and such (don't quote me on this).

    For GPO on Linux, use this: Free Active Directory Tools for UNIX, Linux and Mac OS X haven't used it myself, but it looks pretty good.

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    I take there is no linux equivalent to group policy? I only want to apply light lockdowns/settings (much in the same way I do with GPOs or Preferences on the Macs)

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