mac and active directory


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phil sigley

Hi i wonder if someone could provide me with some advice. Our school
runs a windows domain and 99.9% windows xp clients. We have just got
an emac running OS X (panther). As the kids are more literate with the
windows network we want to make using the mac as similar and easy as
possible.

I have managed to get the mac to log on to active directory so users
can use the same login name and password, however when i test the mac
with domain password and usernames i can log onto the mac but am
presented with a terminal and asked to log in again, i retype my user
credentials and i get a prompt where i can type various unix type
commands but i dont get the OS x GUI.

How can i make it so my users get right into the network and onto the
OS X desktop to work without having to log in twice and without seeing
the terminal. I would also like to make a link to the users home
folder on the 2k server appear on the desktop? Can this be done, any
help would be great. I am well aquainted with windows and some unix
but not mac.

Regards

Phil Sigley
 
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Jim Seifert [MSFT]

The solutions I've seen from Apple involve setting up an OS X server to
perform this authentication. Apple has done a lot of work in this area and
it would be best confirm this is still the case with the latest OS X
release. http:www.apple.com

Another option is a third party solution like ADmitMac, which will handle
managed settings without
requiring an OS X server. http://www.admitmac.com.
 
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Ron Colvin

Hi i wonder if someone could provide me with some advice. Our school
runs a windows domain and 99.9% windows xp clients. We have just got
an emac running OS X (panther). As the kids are more literate with the
windows network we want to make using the mac as similar and easy as
possible.

I have managed to get the mac to log on to active directory so users
can use the same login name and password, however when i test the mac
with domain password and usernames i can log onto the mac but am
presented with a terminal and asked to log in again, i retype my user
credentials and i get a prompt where i can type various unix type
commands but i dont get the OS x GUI.

How can i make it so my users get right into the network and onto the
OS X desktop to work without having to log in twice and without seeing
the terminal. I would also like to make a link to the users home
folder on the 2k server appear on the desktop? Can this be done, any
help would be great. I am well aquainted with windows and some unix
but not mac.

Regards

Phil Sigley

With a Panther system (10.3) I can do the above without any problems,
did someone tighten down security on the Mac to disallow the creation of
home folders? A local home folder has to be created for the gui logon to
proceed, sounds like that that is where it is hanging. Problematic right
now without an OS X server to make the home folder on the Mac off of a
2k server. You can certainly have it mapped as a folder, not the home
folder
 
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Guest

So how do you get the mac clients to mount a 'my documents' folder located on
a win2003 server upon login?
 

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