Setting on Server 2003 with MAC

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I have set up a new advertisement for my mix of office with PC and MAC.

My question, is there something I have to set up on Server 2003 so that the Mac can join a domain?

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Setting on Server 2003 with MAC


There is no setup on Server 2003 so that the Mac can join a domain. You need setup on Mac.

The first thing we need to do is set a static DNS address on the Mac computer. Use the IP address of Windows domain controller.

Go to the Apple in the top left corner and click System Preferences. Now click Network to open network settings of Mac. Looks like below picture.

System Preferences

Now you are in the Network settings page. Click the Ethernet.

Ethernet is Currently Active

By default Ethernet adapter is set to DHCP and change this setting to Manually.
For example your DNS server IP is put this in the DNS section. Fill in your IP address, subnet, gateway, Router and DNS according to network settings and click Apply.

Configure DNS Server

Go back to System Preferences again and click Accounts

Account on Mac

Click the Lock to make changes to these settings. Then click the Join button.

Network Accounts Server

Click the Open Directory Utility button

Mac OS X Server

Now at the Directory Utility; click the Lock. Check Active Directory and then click the Pencil to edit this setting.

Mac Directory Utility

Here you can enter your domain information and computer ID as like and the computer ID is Mac. The computer ID will show up in Active Directory when the Mac is joined to the domain.

Click Show Advanced Options. Where 3 extra options we need to configure. Leave these settings default except for the Administrative section. Click the Administrative button and enter the IP address of domain controllers in the Prefer this domain server section.

Active Directory Domain

Now click the Bind button which prompted for credentials and use the domain administrator username and password and click OK.

Network Administrator Required

Click OK and then click Apply in the Directory Utility window. Then close the Directory Utility. Now in Accounts window the green dot and domain name next to Network account server.

automatic Login User

Restart the Mac and logging In with Windows Credentials on Your Mac.

Network Server configuration

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