As some of you may or may not know, I'm working on a build of a Zimbra server that's a little off the beaten path. In order for me to ask for help in the forums it seems like it would be helpful to provide some additional information.
I intend to transition my current clients away from MS-SBS (Small Business Server) with the solution laid out in Gregs write-up for making Zimbra/OpenLDAP/Samba work together; see the solution here: UNIX and Windows Accounts in Zimbra LDAP and Zimbra Admin UI
Here's some background:
1) I am always working from the latest software: *CentOS 5.4 x86_64 *Release 5.0.20_GA_3127.RHEL5_64_20091102111708 CentOS5_64 NETWORK edition
2) I am working from a slim install of the latest version of CentOS 5. Here are some loose install notes: * --nobase is designated in the kickstart file. * We're installing only the packages necessary for all required applications and their dependencies. * And some additional utilities.
3) We are using shell scripts to automate the install of the aforementioned solution. I know, I know... next time we use perl!
4) For all scripts that need to modify Zimbra: *The setuid bit is set (for example) to 4744 so the scripts run as the user zimbra, and *They have all been chown'd to zimbra.root.