I'm replacing an ancient server I have at home. The old machine is currently running Windows 2000 Server edition. It's an Active Directory domain controller, functions as a basic file server, hosts an ASP.Net 2.0 web site (dasBlog), and I occasionally need to remote in to it when visiting places that won't have a vnc client installed other than the windows terminal services rdp client. I'd like to put an operating system on new box that's not almost 10 years old, and so I'm wondering what a linux distro has to offer in the following departments:
- Can I run dasBlog on mono? Where can I find help setting that up?
- Is it possible to migrate my Active Directory domain to a linux clone of some kind, such that my wife's laptop doesn't even notice (she won't be happy if I have to mess with it again)? Where should I look for help with that?
- Can I set up a terminal services/rdp-compatible remote desktop solution? How?
- How do I set up file shares to replace the existing shares that will work with the defined NT security groups?
- These shares are currently also available via the web if you know where to go and can log into a domain account with the proper security. How can I replicate that?