I have a client with a small network of about 10 Computer running Windows 7 Pro on a Windows 2012 R2 standard server. The server is the DC and runs active directory. We have another 2012 R2 standard server running RDP/Terminal server for user to remote to from the road.
There is also a wireless access point attached to the network that has been there. We use Comcast business internet and dumb down the Comcast modem. There is a Netgear Prosafe router behind the Comcast modem and the access point hangs off it. We don’t like using the Wi-Fi in the office but it was there when we go there and they insist it be there for guests to use intent.
They have added some seasonal help and they have Mac notebooks. I have never connected a Mac to a DC/AD server environment and know little about Mac OS.
Can the mac be simply connected to the network so that the user can access shared drive on server etc? I have googled this and found lengthy stuff that seems to be a real pain and references to it not being as smooth as folks would like.
We also are thinking we could get the mac RDP client and let them use that to access the Terminal server and log in that way. Any thoughts on that.
I don’t have yet the specifics on Mac OS versions and will supply that. I am not onsite and they are having hard time giving me info. Plus they hit the reset button on the access point and now their Wi-Fi SSID is gone and the Wi-Fi is unsecure! They are not very patient and also don’t understand anything.