How do I attach a downgrade the OS and attach a Mac to a Windows 2003 Domain
Posted on 2011-09-08
I know there is plenty of literature on this but I'm starting to stress out. I have a client that has ordered a number of OS X Lion Macs. They are running a Windows 2003 environment. They want to downgrade the machines to Snow Leopard and bind them to the domain. Once the machines are completed they want to use the Carbon Copy tool.
My question is, how can I downgrade them. Is it as simple as inserting the DVDs, running the install, reformatting and installing?
After that how do I bind them properly? How can I make sure their active directory accounts work? Do the Mac logins work like the windows ones or does that only apply against using SMB shares?
Also, on the Macs, what do you recommend in the way of setting up the machines administrator.
Sorry for the long winded question. I appreciate your time and answers.