anyway. at work here we've got hundreds of windows machines in our domain. we're using the active directory. i want to run any flavor of linux on a couple machines. the hard part is getting them to join the domain, get listed in the AD, and authenticate to it so any domain user can log in, and can have equal permissions. does anyone know of a distro that will play nice "out of the box" with windows servers? also i have problems authenticating to our microsoft ISA server that is our firewall/gateway for the internet. this means i can't really use a package manager on the linux box, so if the necessary tools are on the cd/dvd that would be great. i'm trying to stop my company's addiction to the microsoft drug. and the best way would be to get linux working with our network.
i'm not a noob to linux, just having problems getting one to work with our network.
any suggestions on a distro? thanks.