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6th August 2008, 12:57 PM #1
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iMacs and DNS Entries
I have just had a room of new iMacs installed and none of them show up in DNS in Windows 2003. Any know know why? and how i can get them to appear?
6th August 2008, 01:12 PM #2
They would only show up if they are added to the domain, or if they are added manually.
6th August 2008, 01:18 PM #3
You need to make sure you set the FQDN properly and for some reason, known only to Apple, Macs have several names. Run the following commands as root in a terminal:
The commands are case sensitive.
scutil --set ComputerName mycomputer.mydomain.com
scutil --set LocalHostName mycomputer.mydomain.com
scutil --set HostName mycomputer.mydomain.com
I think that the machines will also need to use DHCP to get their IPs too.
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FN-GM (11th August 2008), HodgeHi (6th August 2008), pete (6th August 2008), robk (15th August 2008)
6th August 2008, 04:24 PM #4
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So would i have to do this on every mac?
6th August 2008, 07:32 PM #5
Yeah... I have it in a bash script so that the name gets changed before I join OD and AD.
Originally Posted by techie08
6th August 2008, 08:21 PM #6
If they aren't part of the domain, you may also have to configure your DHCP server to add the entries for you. By default I think DHCP only adds if the client requests it to.
Edit: Thinking about it, that may also be true if they are part of the domain. Your mileage may vary.
6th August 2008, 09:06 PM #7
How do you mean please?
Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey
11th August 2008, 01:36 PM #8
Hi, when i try to do this on Tiger i get permission denied do you know why please? The account has admin rights.
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