Active Directory for Mac os x-Join Mac OS X to Active Directory

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Hi. Can you please let me know about the requirements for the active directory for Mac os x and the steps to be followed so as to join my Mac OS X PC to the Active Directory? Please reply ASAP. It is urgent.

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Active Directory for Mac os x-Join Mac OS X to Active Directory


The basic requirements needed for active directory for Mac os x are-

• The Mac should have an IP address and subnet mask

• There should be a domain name system hostname

• There should be a connection to DNS server

The steps to be followed to join Mac OS X PC to the Active Directory are-[For Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard]

1) First, open the Directory Utility program. Then conduct a Spotlight search and type Directory. Then click on Directory Utility.

2) Once Directory Utility opens, click on Services tab>Click on Enable for Active Directory. After this, click on the icon of a pencil indicated on the bottom left of the page.

3) Then the Active Directory Domain and Computer ID need to be typed. After this, click on “show advanced options”.

4) There will be three panels shown as given below-

• User experience panel asks you if you wish to create a mobile login account or not. The option should be enabled only if you want to allow your users to log in from different locations when are not on-campus.

• Mappings panel enables you to bind associated Active Directory schema attributes to three UNIX attributes optionally.

• The administrative panel allows you to specify Active Directory domain controlled preferred by you.

5) After making changes to all the three panels, click on Bind. As soon as you click on bind, a dialogue box asking you to fill in the username, password, and computer OU so as to add the computers to the domain. Also, in Active Directory verify the location where you want the Mac computer to be created.

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