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    Mac on a windows domain

    Hi all

    for ever and always MAC's have been a no no here, not supported at all... until now, our new head has come in and wanted one.. so weve got a mac book pro and now while a couple of us have used macs noone has ever networked them to any extent!

    im following these set of instructions (hope its what i need?)

    1) From Finder, select Go-->Utilities from the menu
    2) Run "Directory Utility"
    3) Click the little padlock, and enter a Mac admin's credentials to unlock it
    4) Click on "Show Advanced Settings"
    5) When the toolbar appears, select "Services" and then select "Active Directory" checkbox
    6) Next, select "Directory Servers" from the toolbar, then click the "+" button to add your AD domain server
    7) In the top drop-down box "Add a new directory of type," select "Active Directory".
    8) Enter the name of your domain (I used FQDN nomenclature as in "mydomain.com"), then enter the username and password of a Domain Admin that is authorized to add computers to the AD directory and click OK
    9) In the directory servers list, you should now see your domain with a little green light next to it and the message "This server is responding normally."
    10) Now log off.
    11) If the Mac is configured to show a list of users at login, select "Other" at the bottom. Enter your domain logon credentials: "mydomain\username" and your password. The machine will pause a minute to create new user folders, and then you're in AND you have access to all of your network shares without entering your name and password again.



    but stuck straight away at step two?? i dont have a app called directory utility?

    any help is very much appreciated!

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    they have moved directory utility to a button in preferences>accounts>Login Options> Then were it says network account server, click edit, and when that comes up click directory utility.

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    ahh thanks a bunch!

    no doubt ill be back with more questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmay View Post
    they have moved directory utility to a button in preferences>accounts>Login Options> Then were it says network account server, click edit, and when that comes up click directory utility.
    correct , think that was just on Snow Leopard ( OS X Version 10.6 )

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    yep it is a snow leopard change, the otherway to find it is navigating the library folder i
    think

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    Yeah thanks, its now on the domain and were able to login with our ad accounts.

    couple of things i cant seem to figure out,

    it doesnt seem to recognise my account being a admin account as when i try to make changes to say the proxy address its greyed out and askes for a admin username and password.

    also how do i access my user area? do i have to map it manually?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    Yeah thanks, its now on the domain and were able to login with our ad accounts.

    couple of things i cant seem to figure out,

    it doesnt seem to recognise my account being a admin account as when i try to make changes to say the proxy address its greyed out and askes for a admin username and password.

    also how do i access my user area? do i have to map it manually?
    If you login as the local admin accuont and configure the proxy settings and log out and back in as an AD user account does that work with ref to the proxy setting ?

    Also with ref to the home area you will need to change a setting in the directory section in snow leopard - not tried it myself , will have a look later on when im back home to see if there is a tick box the same as in previous versions of OS X ie 10.4 and 10.5

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    setting it by logging in as the local admin makes no difference, i have managed to do it but typing in the local admins details when prompted, just would prefer it to recognise my network admin account?

    im also having an issue with getting it to talk to my exchange account, i have entourage 2008 installed but it says it cannot automatically set up my account and that it cannot create a secure connection to it?

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    The two things you mentioned are both options in the directory utility;

    Your directory utility should list these 4 things

    Active directory
    BSD Flat file and BIS
    LDAP v3
    Local

    If you click on active directory and then the pen underneath the box with these 4 things in this will take you to another settings menu.

    Click show advanced options at the bottom of that window

    This should give you 3 tabs; user experience, mapping and administrative.

    User experience will allow you to set the mapping; the option you are after is the use unc path from active directory to derive network home location.

    Administrative will allow you to select what network users have rights to administrate the machine, with the "allow administration by setting"

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    sorry but where do i find the directory utility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmay View Post
    The two things you mentioned are both options in the directory utility;

    Your directory utility should list these 4 things

    Active directory
    BSD Flat file and BIS
    LDAP v3
    Local

    If you click on active directory and then the pen underneath the box with these 4 things in this will take you to another settings menu.

    Click show advanced options at the bottom of that window

    This should give you 3 tabs; user experience, mapping and administrative.

    User experience will allow you to set the mapping; the option you are after is the use unc path from active directory to derive network home location.

    Administrative will allow you to select what network users have rights to administrate the machine, with the "allow administration by setting"
    Ref the above comment ( quoted below )

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmay View Post
    they have moved directory utility to a button in preferences>accounts>Login Options> Then were it says network account server, click edit, and when that comes up click directory utility.
    Also as I said above not sure if you will get the same options with it being snow leopard

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    thats what the content of it is in snow leopard

    Heres a quick screen video of where to find and where the administrative stuff is
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmay View Post
    thats what the content of it is in snow leopard

    Heres a quick screen video of where to find and where the administrative stuff is
    cheers for that - I have snow leopard at home but have not got a windows or mac server so have no need to play with those settings

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    also what version of office 2008 do you have. Entourage only works with exchange if its Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition, which is part of the mac office 2008 business edition. My understanding is that the version of mail that ships with snow leopard works with exchange -http://www.apple.com/macosx/exchange/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmay View Post
    also what version of office 2008 do you have. Entourage only works with exchange if its Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition, which is part of the mac office 2008 business edition. My understanding is that the version of mail that ships with snow leopard works with exchange -http://www.apple.com/macosx/exchange/
    what about the mail app - would that not work ?

    iMail or w/e its called



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