12.5 Why Both NSS AD and DSfW?

NSS AD Integration and Domain Services for Windows (DSfW) are very different services, from a directory standpoint.

Also, DSfW is broader in scope than NSS AD.

  • NSS AD: Provides AD users with native CIFS access to NSS-based storage.

    Other file services such as AFP and NetStorage are not currently supported and are unaffected.

  • DSfW: Provides eDirectory users with native access to Windows servers and services, including NTFS-based storage.