trouble joining active directory from mac os x
Posted on 2009-04-15
I am trying to join my mac book (running mac os x 10.5.6) to a windows 2003 domain.
This is the procedure I have followed:
connect to lan via wireless (dhcp running on domain controller provides ip addressing), I have checked that the dns settings etc are correct.
Then I open Directory utility, and in services, click edit for active directory and make the following adjustments:
active directory domain: mydomain.local
computer id: terrymac (left as default)
prefer this domain server: my servers ip
allow administration by: domain admins
allow authentication from any domain in the forest
I click bind, then enter a domain username and passwords with admin rights and leave computer ou as is:
use for authentication and use for contacts both ticked.
I Click ok and it connects fine; once this is done, in directory servers, my domain appears and to the right it says:
this server is responding normally.
if I then log off, I can log back on as a domain user and all works.
...HOWEVER, everytime I restart the computer I can no longer log on as any domain user, and when I log back on locally, and look in directory utilities>servers it says "this server is not responding".
If I unbind and bind again it works again, until restart.
Anyone have any ideas?