Mac OS X 10.3.9 Join domain on windows server 2003

By infosystems
Dec 28, 2005
  1. Does anyone have step by step instructions to have a Mac OS X 10.3 join active directory using Windows 2003 Server.

    It will be extremely appreciated.

    Thank you very much
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  3. infosystems

    infosystems TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Mac Join AD Domain

    Thanks for the instructions.
    I was able to join the domain using some instructions posted on Microsoft. However, it did not really resolve my problem.
    My problem is that the MAC cannot access the server (both Domain controler and it also has several shared folders) even though the credentials are correct (user & admin).
    I was told that joining the domain would resolve the problem. WRONG !!! I get invalid credentials error or folder cannot be modified.

    According to several sources, you must disable Digitally Sign Security policy on the domain controller. But infortunatly we cannot do that. The Person who manages our system says that it could increase security risk significantly .

    Now, what I did is setup a share and through UAM, MAC can authenticate and access the shared folder. Now here is another problem. IT`s READ ONLY !! If them same user gets to the file from PC, it`s full control.
    Can you believe it? it does not end !!

    We still think a security policy on windows is responsible for that.

    Any ideas guys ??
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