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Tiger Active Directory towards Win XP server

Hi there,
I'm using OSX Tiger (previously 10.3 w/Admitmac = no problems) and trying to get through to our Win XP server. I can bind up to the domain server and using the SMB protocol in the AD utility I can see all the Windows shares in the domain. Problem is that the verification fails, and I'm thrown off the moment I try to login with my password, with a message that says: The Alias "Domain" could not be found, because the original item cannot be found.
I tried to change the parameters in the AD utility, but with no luck !

PS: My Mac Mail application works fine and I'm using a Citrix Client to run our Financial software - works fine as well.

Any suggestions ?
Best regards
Morten Rasmussen
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crackyCommented:
Hi Morten1963,

This is a known issue and is rumoured it will be fixed in the 10.4.1 upgrade. Of course, this is still a terrible inconvenience for you, but Thursby are also working as hard as they can to provide a workaround:

http://www.thursby.com/tiger.html

For now, the only thing you can really do is either roll back to Panther or tough it out until the updates are released.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

cracky.
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crackyCommented:
It appears that update is already out:

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosxupdate1041.html

Hope it fixes your problem ;)
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Morten1963Author Commented:
Thanks cracky,
Now I've updated my Tiger to 10.4.1.
I did a completely new installation with HD formatting and reinstallation of my software-packages (works great, fine, OK).
I used the default setting of the AD and added the Binding (with help from our Network manager) ,- no problem !
I see all the shares (again), and I can grab the server I need and get the shares menu, which leads me to the Authentication Dialog.
I write my password and once again I get the message: The Alias "XXXDomain" could not be found, because the original item cannot be found.
Please help !
Best regards
Morten
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crackyCommented:
I don't know a great deal about Active Directory (we only use Windows machines as clients here), but a little bit of a search returned this possibly relevant article related to the use of encryption in your default security policy. It relates to Win 2003 Server, but the policy may be the same on XP.

If this is the case, then the 10.4.1 update would not have been the problem (so sorry if I led you on a wild goose chase). Try the below on the server and let me know if that works:

http://www.allinthehead.com/retro/218/accessing-a-windows-2003-share-from-os-x
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Morten1963Author Commented:
Thanks for that article.
If I can get our network manager to accept the possible downgrade in security (if any).

Cheers
Morten
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Morten1963Author Commented:
I have now checked with out network manager about the "Allinthehead" article. The encryption of the validation is an essential part of the security of the Windows Network and this is therefore not allowed to be changed. I'm back to square one in the problem (allthough I've learned a lot).
Are there any other suggestions on how to pass the Windows validation encryption from a OSX Tiger client ?

/Morten
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crackyCommented:
Morten,

I don't know enough about AD to take you further on this. Either another expert with specific knowledge can help, or there is a chance that this is a limitation in the compatibility.

Cheers,

cracky.
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