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    Question OSX on Windows Network

    Hi,

    We are currently investigating the possibility of upgrading our Music department to Mac's

    We will be buying another Mac to run as a server.
    We currently have a Windows network in place using Active Directory

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    Would it be possible to manage the OSX Machines using the OSX Server but use Active Directory for the logons?

    Secondly,

    Are there any issues I should specifically look out for regarding this setup? For example mapping of shared areas? Would Home directories be mapped from AD? Would shared areas be mapped using the OSX Server?

    Thirdly,

    Are there any schools in Birmingham which are using a Mac and Windows system side by side that it would be possible for me to visit?

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    Louis

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    We do this at my school with 30 Imacs connecting via AD credentials. Give this a read


    That will show you how to bind you MAC’s to your windows server (with AD on)

    We also have a MAC server we are on 10.7.5

    We then use apple remote desktop to deploy software to our Imacs

    And apple configurator to configure our IPADS. Let me know if you need any more information.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for that link, it looks very helpful, I suppose now I just need a demonstration on the two systems running side by side, is it possible to script the final step so that shared areas can be added automatically?

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    Yeah, we do this via workgroup manager on our MAC server. We have it based on who logs in what folders are mapped so for example we have domianname/staff & domainname/students and it will map their windows home area to the dock. We also have the office package installed on our MAC’s but was quite expensive.

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    Is Workgroup Manager included with the latest version of OSX Server?

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    If I remember rightly we downloaded it from that link.

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    Perfect! Thanks

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