Solved

Configure Mac OSX 10.3.5 and Active Directory 2003 to work together

Posted on 2004-09-07
2
1,373 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Dear Experts;

I have Mac OSX 10.3.5 running on a powerbook G4 and have been searching throughout for a detailed/step by step paper on how to setup my Mac to work with Active Directory on SBS2003 without having a Mac OSX server. The environment we have in the office is fairly simple, 50 WIN PCs, 1 Mac PowerBook G4, 1 F/P Win2K Server and 1 SBS 2003 "test" Server.  I have read howardphillis's replies to one of the topics related to Mac 10 and AD, and followed his steps using the Directory Access program, however my Mac fails to "Bind" and I beleive that this is due to the fact that I have not configured Active Directory properly. After trying to bing and using "company.lanl" for both the forest and domain name, the prompt I get is "An invalid Domain and Forest combination was specified.  You should enter a fully qualified DNS name for the domain and forest (e.g., ads.company.com)."  We only have only one domain setup up under this specific format "company.lan" (so as not to have problems with Mac and .local). We do not have any prefix before "company.lan" in the domain name.

I would appreciate if you can help me with the following:
A- send me details/paper on how to configure Active Directory on SBS2003 to work with Mac 10.3.5 or 10.3.3
B- Then, how to setup and configure the Mac notebook to authenticate and log on to Active Directory.  PS I can currently share files with the SBS2003 shared folder since I have enabled Mac File Serivices on the SBS2003 server, but I am not too sure if this helps much.

The objective is to install Active Directory and then make Entourage 2004 work with Exchange 2003.
Thank you in advance for the helping hand.
0
Comment
Question by:pdaniel5
2 Comments
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:weed
weed earned 100 total points
ID: 11998099
I'm not sure about the AD stuff, but I can provide some advice about Entourage. Dont. MS mail clients are disasters waiting to happen. The OS X mail client supports exchange servers and is a far superior mail client. Use that instead. Youll save yourself alot of headaches (and question points at EE...;P) in the future.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Petectid earned 400 total points
ID: 11999836
See this site lots of info on here http://www.afp548.com/articles/Jaguar/adintegration.html  Though you will probably find that the server will need some work to?
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
flash professional 3 31
How to migrate local mac user home folder to AD 4 57
Appleid 5107 1 33
Mapping Windows Drive to Mac and synchronizing contents 2 22
Information security is a multi-billion dollar industry. Just as lucrative is the black market industry which trades stolen identities, credit card numbers and software exploits all over the world. Nothing is hack-proof. The best one can do is make …
iCloud Drive was introduced after iOS 8 was launched last year. This drive is Apple’s online storage device that lets users sync their files and access them from all their Apple devices.   There is a lot of data that is not automatically backed up…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

713 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question