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Mac SSO : How to read user's domain credentials if user is logged in using domain credentials

I've an Application on windows which performs user's machine(Windows machine) health check like Antivirus, running processes etc. Once the health is collected we sent it to a RADIUS server with ...
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Best tools and add-ons to integrate OS X to a domain's Active Directory?

Someone here at the office is getting an Apple machine and I need to integrate it into Active Directory. I need to map shared drives, apply group policies such as disabling the firewall, distribute ...
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Active Directory Login integration to use either separate NAS or Windows Home folders

I'm a bit of a Mac newbie as I'm more used to working in a Windows environment. However, there's a couple of things I'm trying to achieve. To explain the setup we have a Mac server (running on ...
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Where do you set the Active Directory Computer Description?

Where do you set the Active Directory 'Computer Description' on Mac OS X (10.9+)? On Windows you can right click Computer, select Properties and select Change Settings to update the Computer ...
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Updating Active Directory Computer ID

How do you update the Active Directory Computer ID on Mac OS X without unbinding from the Active Directory domain? Active Directory pulls the hostname of the Mac from: ...
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Change Active Directory Password Expiration Prompt in OS X Yosemite

I'm looking for a way to change the default Active Directory password expiration prompt at login from 30 days to our current IT policy of 14 days. Every time a user logs in on a Mac with Active ...
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My Active Directory account keeps locking me out

I have a Mac Pro on Yosemite and I only use Active Directory when accessing server folders and my email. My account locks me out regularly and I can't seem to figure out why. I have disabled all ...
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Centrify Advantages

Before I spend a lot of money. What are the main benefits of using Centrify over the Mac's built in ability to bind to Active Directory? After many years of using the "magic triangle" and defining ...
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Yosemite Macbook Air Active Directory unknown code error

I have macbook air with Yosemite OS X that connected with USB Lan cable. When I set up active directory and click bind, it produces "Unknown error code" pop up message. Even I tried to use Wifi, it's ...
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Allow only specific AD users/groups to login

I've been doing some testing as my company is planning to integrate our mac users into the windows active directory environment. Joining/removing computers from a windows domain is cake, everything ...
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Active Directory Account Privileges

We have a group of users from AD that I'd like to be able to have higher privileges when logged into OSX but not full admin rights. Ideally it needs to be based on an AD group as the members will ...
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Mac bind to windows domain with wrong name

I'm fairly new to the world of Mac. I've had the administering of around 100 macs thrust upon me (previous guy left, little documentation. Only things like the images he used, no documentation of ...
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Authentication Server could not be contacted

Our OS X Server machine has had no issue at all with being in the Windows AD domain right up until we updated it to OS X 10.10. Now it behaves bizarrely, refuses to connect to our Exchange mail ...
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Active Directory login

I am new to Mac's. I have a new MacBook Air OS X 10.9.5. I was given and told to get it on our active directory domain. I was able to figure out how to bind it to AD. I have allow network users to ...
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What is the use in having a mobile directory if a system is joined to AD?

We've been experimenting with some Macs joined to AD. It seems that a mobile directory being created without prompting the user will create a home directory on the local machine at login. That's ...
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Best practice for changing AD domains on MAC, Mountain Lion & Mavericks?

We are changing domain name in our company. I have over 3000 users, that are local and remote, I need to able to change their domain on 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) & 10.9.5 (Mavericks). I am hoping ...
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Active Directory Home Folder on Startup

We've recently integrated all of our Macs to our Active Directory environment, and some of our users have MacBooks. When "binding" their laptops to the domain, I enabled "Create mobile account at ...
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Bind Secondary Groups to Active Directory w/ Unix Extensions

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2 w/ Active Directory and Unix Extensions. I have several linux/bsd hosts already connected to the domain via ldap and mapping the uid/gid/secondary groups properly. ...
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Customized default user profiles randomly not loading

I manage Macs in public computer labs and classrooms at a university. My general set up is as follows: Clients are running 10.8.5, OD Masters are running 10.7.5. Open Directory Master to manage ...
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Change account profile photo on network account

We have recently joined three iMacs to our Active Directory domain. I would like to set the account profile photo, however this seems to be disabled for network accounts (I can set it for local ...
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Integrating Active Directory into our Mac Mavericks Open Directory Domain

Help... :) We are adding an Active Directory server to our network, to assist with larger groups and email issues. Problem is, through searching I've found people who say it is easy and others who ...
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How to provide password to dsconfigad without specifying it from command line?

It seems that dsconfigad allows you to specify the password using -password XXX and if you do not specify it, it will ask you to type the password. I tried the usually bash approach with dsconfigad ...
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Solving: Unable to add server. The plugin encountered an error processing request. (10001)

How do I join an Active Directory domain when I get the 10001 error? What is the real cause of the failure? This question is about the famous failure to join an Active Directory from OS X which seems ...
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Help Creating Mobile Accounts on Mavericks Server from Active Directory Accounts

I am upgrading a 10.6 server that was set up by someone else a long time ago. By upgrading, I mean I'm starting over from scratch and manually applying settings as needed. One odd thing that I can't ...
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Can Apple Mac's bind to two domains in two separate forests?

Is there anyway natively or with third party extension to bind a Mac so that it can search two domains for Authentication? We have two forests each with one domain in them. In Active Directory terms ...
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Unable to toggle Time Machine on

Have been backing up an iMac to Time Machine on an USB drive for some time. I now find that in the System Preference for Time Machine the toggle for OFF/ON is grayed out and cannot be shifted to the ...
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Why is my OSX client having so much trouble connecting to our SMB server?

I've already asked this question on ServerFault, but I'm beginning to think that this might be an issue more with my OSX client machine than our SMB server. I'm using 10.9, but this problem happened ...
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Unable to deploy home folder mobility settings through an Apple MDM server

I have setup the latest Apple MDM server (Mavericks 10.9.2/Server 3.0.3) with Profile Manager and I'm able to push out configuration profiles to test Macs. One of my goals is to push out profiles ...
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OSX Server - Messages - Jabber issue

My current environment is set up using AD-OD magic triangle, I have messages server set up and everything is logging on and connecting fine using Jabber. The only issue that I am having is that our ...
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iPhone App Installation

I am trying to develop an enterprise environment where the specified app in the app store gets installed in all the iOS devices connected to the company infrastructure, which has a windows based AD to ...
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How to disable keychain completely in Mavericks?

Is there any way to completely disable keychain usage in Mavericks? We have a mac mini at work that we use in the conference room. The problem is that the keychain is not staying synced with Active ...
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Safari 7 can't connect to intranet using HTTP authentication

See the UPDATE below for new information about the actual HTTP requests going on under the hood. So I started a new job back in October. It's mostly a Windows shop, and they use IIS and Active ...
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Unable to create Mobile Account on AD Connected Mavericks Machine

Whenever I try to login as an AD user to an OS X Mavericks Macbook Pro it says unable to create mobile account. I do have the AD settings set to create a mobile account on login so that is correct but ...
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How to unbind from active directory while preserving a user account?

My account is associated with an active directory of a previous company i was working at. What is the best way to unbind my account from the AD without losing my files? I have admin access to the ...
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Cannot access certain MS Server 2003 Active Directory users with Mountain Lion Server's Server App

The magic triangle is working perfectly for some users. Other users are invisible to the OD master's Server App. Workgroup Manager can access all the users while Server App can't. Viewing permissions ...
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Network user losing administrative privileges after shutdown

Running into a strange problem with a newly deployed iMac running 10.8.4, bound to Open Directory & Active Directory, data migrated (via Migration Assistant) from an older iMac running 10.7... ...
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Enable SSH access for AD admin accounts

I have the need to configure SSH access for a AD service account on a fleet of Macs. I can't make the account a local account as the password for the service account cycles often. The end goal is to ...
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Where to configure the default user group for file/directory creation?

I would like to configure the default group for any file or directory which is created by my user. I am not sure where to start. Could somebody point me the right direction? My user lives in Active ...
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How to replace Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 with Mac Mini Server (Mountain Lion)

Our SBS2003 is basically only managing user IDs (aka Active Directory). Files shares are on a NAS and mail is to soon be on Google Apps. Can I replace SBS2003 with a MountainLion Mac Mini Server to ...
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How to see the members of an Active Directory group in the Mail application

I'd like to find out how to check the members of a group defined in Active Directory from the Mail application in OSX 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion). I have my corporate AD server defined as an LDAP server, ...
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Airport Extreme Name Resolution

I have a little issue with my airport extreme. I'm using the device in my corporate network which has two DNS server for resolving intern and external names. When I do an nslookup "public adresse" ...
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OS 10.8 Active Directory Single User Issue

I have seven 10.6 machines connected to active directory, all work great. We have a new 10.8 machine now connected to active directory which is working for all users except one (the main user of ...
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Active Directory and FileVault

Is there a way to set up users on Mountain Lion to be available in the FileVault boot screen if the users are Active Directory users managed through Quest Authentication Services (QAS)? I would like ...
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OSX 10.8 Contacts can't access Active Directory 2003 via LDAP

I've recently upgraded to OSX 10.8 and have discovered that the Contacts Application can no longer access our Active Directory 2003 domain via LDAP. I have confirmed that the exact same settings work ...
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Enabling Wireless Before Logon for Active Directory

We are purchasing computers in the next week on our Enterprise network and will have a mix of Macs and PCs. We are currently running our AD server on Windows Server 2008R2. We use folder redirection ...
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Mount Windows share automatically with Active Directory credentials

In our environment we have a bunch of iMacs running Mountain Lion that are bound to Active Directory for authentication, and we also have a Windows share that we would like all Active Directory ...
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Default profile with Active Directory

As a warning: I'm no specialist at all. I work as a student here and trying to help to fix the Mac environment. I might use the wrong terminology at times but I try to be as clear as possible. ...
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Mobile Account as Administrators Not Working While Mobile

I had a user that was set up to administer an OS X machine. That user is an AD account, with mobile accounts enabled. The user's AD group is set to allow administration using the directory utility. I ...
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AD User as an administrator on the Mac?

I'm looking for a way to add an Active Directory user to a Mac and let them administrate the machine, without making more than just that user an administrator. Right now, I'm using Directory Utility ...
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Network accounts are unavailable - OS X Lion 10.7.4

My OS X Lion 10.7.4 Mac successfully binds to a Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controller. However every time after rebooting, I keep receiving "Network accounts are unavailable" with a red ...