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Windows Domain Profile saving on a MAC

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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.
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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 :)

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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?
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i also need to know how to apply a script to mount a few drives.
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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)?

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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.

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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

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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?
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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?

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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! :)
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