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Setting up Magic Triangle for Mac & Windows domain

I've built a Windows Server 2012 AD domain named xxxx.private. Now I want to build the Mac Server. When I go to setup Open Directory on the Mac server, it asks me to choose one of the following:

( ) Create a new Open Directory domain

( ) Join an existing Open Directory domain as a replica

Which one do I choose? I don't have an existing Open Directory domain, I only have an existing AD domain.

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WineGeekAuthor Commented:
Also, I noticed on the Mac Mini (the Mac Server) that the computer name is xxxx.local. I'm assuming this will be changed when I bind it to AD?
Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
Personally I ditched the triangle for centrify free and I'm very happy with it. What exactly are your needs here?
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HI You don't need to have an existing OD to setup OD.

Choose create a new OD Domain.  As mentioned you should make sure that your Mac server has a DNS entry in your AD DNS or you will have to manage two DNS servers and this is just extrawork you don't need to do.

Centrify is great and I use it but if you don't have the cash for it, OD/AD Magic Triangle works just a well too :)

BTW, I did respond to your question here http://www.experts-exchange.com/Apple/Networking/Q_28287485.html#a39632273
Aaron TomoskyTechnology ConsultantCommented:
The Centrify tool to join ad is FREE.
you are right but some of the other things the author wants to do would require the licensed version, based on some of their other posts that I assisted with.
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