cache Windows AD credentials on a macbook?

Hi all,

we have a macbook which ive setup with AD, now our domain users can login to the mac book
but away from our network they cant, how can i cache the account or create a  local account thats linked to the AD account?

Thanks
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awilderbeastAsked:
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oneitnzConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi awilderbeast

Sounds like you need to enable Mobile Account Creation at Login setting under advanced in the Active Directory Plugin.

Please see this apple page:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=ServerAdmin/10.5/en/c7od43.html

It talks about the following:
The Active Directory plug-in can also create mobile accounts for users. A mobile account has a local home folder on the startup volume of the Mac OS X client computer. (The user also has a network home folder as specified in the user’s Active Directory account).

A mobile account caches the user’s Active Directory authentication credentials on the Mac OS X client computer. The cached credentials permit the user to log in using the Active Directory name and password when the client computer is disconnected from the Active Directory server.

A mobile account has a local home folder on the startup volume of the Mac OS X client computer. (The user also has a network home folder as specified in the user’s Active Directory account.)


Here is a Apple Support page for enabling this:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=serveradmin/10.4/en/c7od48.html

Regards
Brett Smith
One IT - Apple Support Specialists
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awilderbeastAuthor Commented:
thanks! :)
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