Solved

Windows Domain Profile saving on a MAC

Posted on 2006-07-21
9
503 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
I have a Macbook with OSX 10.4.7. ive it up on our windows domain and i can login sucessfully when it is plugged into out network. my question is; how can i get the windows profile to save on the MAC so i can log into it when im not connected to the network.
0
Comment
Question by:lgropper
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:gileze33
ID: 17163512
Hi lgropper.

If you use a tool such as ADmitMac, you can log in to your user account on the Domain, then in the ADmitMac Preferences, you can set the number of times that you can log in using cached information.

Hope this helps :)

Gileze33.
0
 

Author Comment

by:lgropper
ID: 17196784
is there a way i can do this w/o this program? i heard that it can be done through OSX itself.
my profile is on the mac, but i cant log in w/o being on the network. what can i do to change that?
0
 

Author Comment

by:lgropper
ID: 17196791
i also need to know how to apply a script to mount a few drives.
0
Creating Instructional Tutorials  

For Any Use & On Any Platform

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees/users adopt software o& achieve even the most complex tasks instantly. Boost knowledge retention, software adoption & employee engagement with easy solution.

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:gileze33
ID: 17198474
Ok, how did you setup your domain on your mac to start with?

Did you use the Active Directory Plugin in Directory Access App (under Applications > Utitlities)?

Gileze33.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:gileze33
ID: 17198485
Well, you really should ask another question for asking about the mounting drives.... but....

Here goes.

I am assuming you've used Applescript before (if not, I'll give a more in depth explanation):

In a new Applescript, type this:

tell application "Finder"
      open location "afp://user:password@server/share"
end tell

For each network drive you'd like to mount.

Gileze33.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:gileze33
ID: 17198490
Of course if it's a Windows (samba) share, simply use this code format instead:

tell application "Finder"
     open location "smb://user:password@server/share"
end tell

Gileze33.
0
 

Author Comment

by:lgropper
ID: 17201266
yes i used the DIRECTORY ACCESS utility and setup everything.

how do i login to the mac when im not on the network (offline)? as for the scripts, can i not have a script that doesnt have to use a username and pass?
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
gileze33 earned 500 total points
ID: 17202061
Ok, to login offline, you simply go to the Conifgure Active Directory Plugin, then check "Create Mobile Account at Login" and uncheck "Ask for confirmation" directly below this.

In regards to the script, surely you use a username and password to connect to the share anyway?

Gileze33.
0
 

Author Comment

by:lgropper
ID: 17225268
OMG that one little check mark was what was causing me all that grief!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you

as for the network drives i just mapped them and dragged them to the dock. they seem to be reconnecting fine when i re-login.

stay tuned, i'm sure ill have more questions for you! :)
0

Featured Post

How our DevOps Teams Maximize Uptime

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us. Read the use case whitepaper.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
In this article we will discuss some EI Capitan Mail app issues and provide some manual process to resolve them.
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…

734 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