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Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:29 am

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I found I had to do several things to bind a Mac client to AD successfully. Windows sets these things for you when you bind an NT-based PC to a domain, but there were a whole bunch of things I had to check:

* Your machine's name had to be a NetBIOS-compatible name, no longer than 11 characters or whatever the limit is, and stick with upper case like Windows PCs

* DHCP client ID had to match the name you gave the machine

* If you have WINS, the NetBIOS name had to match (case-insensitive)

* Under Sharing, the computer name had to match even if you had sharing turned off

Only then could I bind the machine to AD, using the machine name as the computer ID for AD, and have it stick past reboots.

I managed to make network home folders work by making sure the group Authenticated Users had "List folder contents" access to the root of my home folder share, so I could choose if I wanted to force a local home directory or not. If you end up with more than one Mac, consider turning that switch off so you have users' profiles (desktop, documents and settings) follow them from Mac to Mac.

That was it. But does that look right?

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