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Help implementing Macs on a Windows domain

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Several users have Macs on small Windows network with single server. Want to try and make things as easy as possible for Mac users and "not" be that IT guy. Would like suggestions for step by step links to.

- Add Macs to the domain
- Understand why I want to add them (what extra domain functions out of box)
- Is there a way I can save Outlook credentials on Mac for hosted Exchange mailbox (keeps prompting)
- Enable SNMP for monitoring
- Anything else I should know?

Thanks in advance.
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- Add Macs to the domain
http://www.trainsignal.com/blog/join-mac-to-windows-domain

-Understand why I want to add them (what extra domain functions out of box)
The purpose of adding macs to a domain would be to provide single sign-on to shared network resources.  Otherwise, you will be constantly signing in to things like file shares and printers.

- Is there a way I can save Outlook credentials on Mac for hosted Exchange mailbox (keeps prompting)
See if this helps:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macoutlook/outlook-for-mac-keeps-asking-for-password-on/cb3cbe41-8a77-4f7e-864b-1fa74e04505c

- Enable SNMP for monitoring
http://www.paessler.com/knowledgebase/en/topic/41843-how-do-i-activate-snmp-on-mac-os-in-order-to-monitor-it-with-prtg

It's pretty straight forward.  MS has been integrating LDAP and AD with Mac for quite some time now.
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I will check out and test. Since you were the only person to respond, here come all the points.
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