Solved

Authenticating against Active Directory with a MacBook Air

Posted on 2013-11-13
4
741 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
Environment:

(Magic Triangle setup)
Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller
Mac Server 2.1.1 running on Mac Mini running OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)
MacBook Air running OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

*************************************************

Challenge:

I've bound the laptop to both Open Directory on the Mac Server & Active Directory on the Windows Server & can login with network users with no problem, under certain circumstances.

When I power on the laptop, I am unable to log in as a network user. However, once I log in with, for example, the local Admin account & then immediately log back out, I am then able to login as any user, network or local.

I have the laptop configured to show username & password fields at the login screen instead of a list of user account icons. But it still shows the user account icons for the local accounts until I login & back out & then I see the username & password fields.

I understand this is because the wireless interface is not active until local login occurs.

Does anyone have a work-around for this so the wireless is active at the login screen?

I've seen a couple hacks but would rather avoid hacking and maybe use a Configuration Profile created by the Mac Server but so far I don't see any settings when I create a new Config Profile that would accomplish this.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:WineGeek
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Eoin OSullivan
ID: 39645625
Have you looked at the profiles as outlined on the Apple website?

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3326

You could setup either a Login or System profile
0
 

Author Comment

by:WineGeek
ID: 39645826
@eoinosullivan: yes, I saw that. It doesn't apply either because that article is referencing OS X 10.4 (old) or because this laptop is bound to Open Directory & Active Directory. Specifically, there are no [ + ] & [ - ] buttons to add a profile on that screen. My understanding so far is that this will need to be done by creating a Configuration Profile on the Mac server & pushing/applying that profile to the laptop.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
WineGeek earned 0 total points
ID: 39652593
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:WineGeek
ID: 39662090
Found my own answer before anyone provided one here.
0

Featured Post

Simple, centralized multimedia control

Watch and learn to see how ATEN provided an easy and effective way for three jointly-owned pubs to control the 60 televisions located across their three venues utilizing the ATEN Control System, Modular Matrix Switch and HDBaseT extenders.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

iCloud Drive was introduced after iOS 8 was launched last year. This drive is Apple’s online storage device that lets users sync their files and access them from all their Apple devices.   There is a lot of data that is not automatically backed up…
Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question