ive been given the job of looking into this over the holidays and have been given a mini mac to play with (ive also managed to get hackingtosh running on a laptop) anyone know of any good sites with info on or care to share anything lol. Btw ive barely used macs but out of the company i work for more of my schools have macs or are interested in them so ive been nominated lol
sted (23rd July 2009)
right its in ad and i can log on to it as an admin (its my test domain at home and atm no other users)
it seems to map my user area correctly (although it defaults to saving to the local drive grrr) if its in the form \\server\username$ but if i use (as is most common in my schools) \\server\users$\group\name i just get a users$ mapped (and i cant see how to get it to show on desktop for all users not just me after ticking a box
i have pilfered a script to map other drives but that just seems to ask for a username and password (though username is filled in) when run even though im using the same credentials and i cant see a way of getting that to work for user area unless i can somehow assign a script to a bunch of users so 2008 group get it with 2008 pre plumbed in
Code:Set strUserName to do shell script “whoami” set strFileServer to “Fileserver” set strMount to “smb://” & strFileServer & “/” & “sharename1″ mount volume strMount set strMount to “smb://” & strFileServer & “/” & strUserName & “$” mount volume strMount
right ive ditched that script for another and it now logs in with no prompt (i think due to getting hacked off and trying the fqdn rather than short name on the off chance)
next question how do i set a script so it runs for anyone who logs in? i can assign it to my user but i want to assign it so any pupil who logs in gets network drives mapped
set MyName to do shell script "whoami"
tell application "Finder"
mount volume "smb://gateway.school03.local/" & MyName & "$"
do shell script "ln -s /Volumes/" & MyName & "$ ~/Desktop"
mount volume "smb://gateway.school03.local/" & "resources$"
do shell script "ln -s /Volumes/" & "resources$" & " ~/Desktop"
Last edited by sted; 27th July 2009 at 02:58 PM.
New Mac Pro
We have a .local domain (
I ran the commands in the PDF and it brings back the domain IP.
I've tried binding to an OU but it comes back with 'unknown error' after entering admin credentials.
DNS seems to be setup correctly.
Last edited by mark; 29th July 2009 at 10:43 PM.
Did you see the section on .local domains in the pdf
Sometimes it helps to pre-create the Computer in the OU and to specify a domain server by name..local domains
Since Mac OS X uses the .local domain for Bonjour (link-local addressing), it will conflict with any .local AD domain. To get around this, add .local to the search domain settings in the Network preference pane. All .local DNS queries will be unicast to the DNS servers before being multicast to the network. Beginning with Mac OS X v10.5.4, the Mac OS X client recognizes .local domains, and the addition of .local into the search domain settings is not necessary.
Alternatively you can use Likewise Open Source Software that Authenticates Linux, Unix, and Mac systems with Microsoft Active Directory
Last edited by somabc; 29th July 2009 at 10:44 PM.
SYNACK (31st July 2009)
OK thanx for that somabc. Will give it a try in the morning.
Yeah I saw that and added it, tho' I assumed this to be a new version of OSX.. must check that (oops )
Last edited by mark; 29th July 2009 at 10:54 PM.
also check the clocks on the apple and the server my apple was an hour fast and wouldnt add
Since Mac OS X uses the .local domain for Bonjour (link-local addressing), it will
conflict with any .local AD domain. To get around this, add .local to the search domain
settings in the Network preference pane. All .local DNS queries will be unicast to the
DNS servers before being multicast to the network.
Beginning with Mac OS X v10.5.4, the Mac OS X client recognizes .local domains, and
the addition of .local into the search domain settings is not necessary.
If you disabled bonjour - would that be an option ?
Thanks very much for the further suggestions. This is running OX10.5.7 so .local shouldn't be an issue. The clock is a couple of minutes out so that shouldn't be either.
I can't ping the domain name (on any client) but our guys say it should still attach. I can ping the DC via IP but when using the Directory Utility to attach it tells me there's no response from the DC.
Right - the replicating server is coming back to this building on Monday so I think I'll try again then.
Thanks for now!
Is the replicating server that's coming back one which holds any/all of the FSMO roles?
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