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OS X 10.8.3 fixes Active Directory lockouts, login delays

Apple yesterday released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3, a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues, including two problems with Macs accessing Active Directory access networks and a problem with access to Exchange Server. OS X 10.8.3 also includes a major update for Boot Camp (see " Apple releases Boot Camp 5 for booting Macs with Windows 8.)"

One of the Active Directory fixes deals with the problem of users being locked out of Active Directory after accessing the Security & Privacy pane in System Preferences. The Mountain Lion 10.8.3 update also fixes a problem "that could cause delays when logging into an Active Directory account on high latency networks," according to Apple. The company was less specific with regards to Exchange server, saying that the update provides "reliability improvements when using a Microsoft Exchange account in Mail." It also improves the apps compatibility with IMAP servers.

The 10.8.3 update for Mountain Lion also updates Safari to version 6.0.3, which includes fixes that improve performance, stability, and security, according to Apple, as well as improve scrolling in Facebook. The OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 also adds a new consumer feature, the ability to redeem iTunes gift cards in the Mac App Store using the Mac's built-in camera.

If you tried the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 update if it caused or fixed any problems for you.

Reader verifies OS X 10.8.3 update fixes AD lockout

Israel Adame confirms that, "Mountain Lion 10.8.3 fixed the issue on the Active Directory lockouts when accessing a security prompt." This is an issue that Apple listed as fixed in last week's update. (See "OS X 10.8.3 fixes Active Directory lockouts, login delays.")