Mac client on Windows Server 2008 domain
Posted on 2009-05-09
I've been looking around the forum and havn't been able to find a solution to my problem.
Once i've hooked up my Mac client to my Win domain in the "Finder/Go/Network" no machine names appear so i'm not able to view my Win shares. Is there any way to view the clients here by default?
The only way I can actually access a share is by manually adding the Win client with the "Finder/Go/Connect to Server" option. I'm able to map the client using "SMB://IP_ADDRESS" and "SMB://MACHINE_NAME" so I suppose DNS is working fine with the Mac. When i'm prompted for my credentials my Win admin account passes OK and i'm able to view the desired client. The problem with using the Connect to Server option is that everytime I log out of my Mac the next time a sign in I have to remap the Win client through the "Finder/Go/Connect to Server" option
Any ideas on how to resolve this issue?
Here are some details that you might find in handy.
Mac OS X 10.5.6
Windows Server 2008
AD Binging Status:
Bining to AD is OK.
The Mac client assigned machine name appears in the proper OU once binded.
I'm signed in with my regular domain user in my Mac client using domain\user in the Mac log in startup prompt. So I assume my credential have been delegated properly in order to be able to access my network shares.
Domain Controller Policy
Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (always) set to disabled
Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always) set to disabled
Thanks for your time and help!