Apple Mac joined domain and inherited Domain Controller name!
Posted on 2009-12-18
We have resolved this problem, however I wanted to ask you experts how it could have happened.
Basically, a few days ago we connected the Mac Airbook onto the network. I then joined it to the domain. That's when everything on our Windows network went down. We later realised that the Mac's machine name was identical to our Domain Controller's name. Even when we took the Mac off the network and then restarted all of our servers, it had corrupted the Kerberos so Active Directory, DNS nothing was working. It was because somehow the password in the database and the one in AD had become different!
Can this happen? Plus, when you join a Mac to the domain surely if it had even the same name there would be an error message implying you can't join it due to the names being identical. Or is this a major flaw with Windows?
Thanks for any advice guys