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how to join a mac to a windows 2003 server

I have a windows 2003 server, i want to be able to join my mac 10.3.9 to my windows domain.
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I found this on Macosx hints:  Hope it helps...

The AD plugin is built in to OS X 10.3. If you go to the Directory Access program which is in Applications/Utilities you will see a list of configurable directory services. Click on Active Directory and then Configure. You will need to know your AD forest and domain name, give your mac a computer ID and then click on Bind. It will then ask you for the credentials of an account with permissions to join a computer to the domain (ie a domain admin) and that should be all.

If it fails to bind to the domain it is usually because your AD is not configured correctly. If you are running 10.3.2 or earlier it required Reverse DNS to be set up on all domain controllers. Apparently that is not required under 10.3.3, but I can't confirm that.
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i can not bind the emac. after i type in the username and password for the domain it says unknown error.
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also i believe it could only work with mac OS 10.5 and aove.