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OS 10.4 can't bind to 2003 AD

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We're trying to bind Mac OS 10.4 to our 2003 AD and we keep getting the following error:

Computer Container specified does not exist CN=Computers, DC=domain, DC=org

("domain" is not the actual name)

DNS looks fine, we've tried using dhcp and static entries.  I'm not a mac guy and our mac guy isn't an AD guy so we're kind of stuck here.  This seemed to work without issue on the older non-intel macs.

In /private/var/log  in debug mode the errors I see are:

-Plug-in call "dsOpenDirNode()" failed with error  =-14002
-Plug-in call "dsCloseDirNode()" failed with error =-14287
-Plug-in call "dsGetRecordAttributeInfo()" failed with error =-14134

Any ideas?


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Does the path CN=Computers, DC=domain, DC=org indeed exist, and is it the container in which the object exists, to which you are binding? And if so, does the account you're using to bind to AD have permission to create objects and bind to them in that container? Have you tried "OU" instead of "CN"?

What we have to do is either manually create an object in the directory using the AD tools on a windows machine, or use the full path to the container in the bind authentication box. That is, instead of CN=Computers, DC=domain, DC=org, something like OU=Office,OU=Department,OU=Division,dc=site,dc=domain,dc=org.
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oh snap, "OU=" if that's it I'm going to be hitting the bar early today, will follow up.
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OU= wasn't it.

Upgraded the box to 10.5 and it bound immediately.
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