Managing Mac from Active Directory
Currently I'm used to managing Windows clients with a Windows Server, however with Macs being introduced to a Windows network, it presents various management issues.
What I am looking for is something I can integrate with Active Directory (for user authentication), but also management of Mac Group Policies, just like Windows Policies.
Researching the issue, there are several options. Either buy some software which works with/on top of Active Directory or buy a separate Mac Server which is expensive.
What have you done or used to achieve these tasks? And how is the day to day management of managing Windows and Mac in a single domain?