New Mac network - is this possible?
Currently, all our OSX clients have standalone logons, one for each year, and once logged on under the generic account, students connect to our mac server in which they have a folder to save their work.
The only time the clients touch the Windows network is to get an IP address and to access the net
This isnt ideal as I have to maintain a seperate load of accounts on the mac server, and students have no real restrictions on what they can do on the macs, as none are centrally managed.
Ive now got a brand new 10.5 server, a load of new macbooks, and upgrades to 10.5 for our year old iMacs. So I want to start afresh and have a much better system.
What I want to do is bind to AD so students can use their windows logons, but I want it for authentication only, I dont want them to be able to access their my documents or anything. I want their home drive/documents to be on the mac server, and I want to be able to idally set preferences etc from the mac server as well
Is it possible to do things like this? Ive read a bit about the binding itself but it seems to mention binding the clients themselves to AD? Is there a way for just the server to be bound and the clients rely on that to autheticate them?