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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?

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    They would only show up if they are added to the domain, or if they are added manually.

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    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:

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    scutil --set ComputerName mycomputer.mydomain.com
    scutil --set LocalHostName mycomputer.mydomain.com
    scutil --set HostName mycomputer.mydomain.com
    The commands are case sensitive.

    I think that the machines will also need to use DHCP to get their IPs too.

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    Thanks Ric

    So would i have to do this on every mac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techie08 View Post
    Thanks Ric

    So would i have to do this on every mac?
    Yeah... I have it in a bash script so that the name gets changed before I join OD and AD.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    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.
    How do you mean please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    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:

    Code:
    scutil --set ComputerName mycomputer.mydomain.com
    scutil --set LocalHostName mycomputer.mydomain.com
    scutil --set HostName mycomputer.mydomain.com
    The commands are case sensitive.

    I think that the machines will also need to use DHCP to get their IPs too.
    Hi, when i try to do this on Tiger i get permission denied do you know why please? The account has admin rights.

    Thanks

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