Ubuntu test setup
Bit of a noob question here :D
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!
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
It would have to be free (initially anyway!)
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.
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)