Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have an iMac running OS X 10.7.4. I successfully managed to get the Mac into my company's Active Directory forest using dsconfigad -add -domain ..

I am not, however, able to select a user from the AD to log in to the computer. I guess I missed something. Could someone please put my nose into the correct direction?

share|improve this question

dsconfigad -preferred -a COMPUTERNAME –domain -u administrator -p "password"

For more information just check the manual (Integrating Active Directory)

share|improve this answer

If you're looking for a list of users at the login window (you said "able to select a user") then no, you won't find it unless you can manage MCX on the local machine (then, using Workgroup Manager, go to Preferences tab, Login options, Window tab, and select "show network users"). Otherwise, users have to enter their username (in many forms possible, like DOMAIN\username, DOMAIN\User Name and so on).

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.