Getting started with a Mac network
Further to an earlier thread of mine it seems our principal is introducing Macs by stealth. Well, not very stealthy, really, as there'll be 40 or so very soon now. There has been no thought given as to how we integrate and manage them. I've browsed this forum and found things like a very useful guide to building a sandbox to play with OD - AD integration and I'm certainly game to try to get this situation under some sort of control, although no-one here has any Mac experience.
So, I assume I'll need an Xserve to host the OD. (Don't know where we'll put it, what with our 6 brand new Wintel blades coming in next week ...). What else do I need? Any particular Xserver software? Yes, I know I need training.
I imagine we'll be running Parallels on the Macs, and that Windows will be around for a long time yet, but I assume that the long-term plan is to migrate. Any case studies of a successful migration would be very welcome.
We run a Server 2003-based network with two DCs, Akhter Jigsaw to provide some management, Exchange Server 2003, (some) SharePoint and a few other bits and bobs that'll need moving at some stage. There are about 800 users and 250 or so machines on the current domain.