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Active Directory login takes from seconds to minutes on OSX

Login screen loads a very long time occasionally. It's annoying to wait for 5 minutes just to be able to use the MacBook. I have not been able to find a reason why it sometimes takes a very long time ...
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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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Joining to MS Active Directory Domain in Mountain Lion?

Having some errors when I try to join our University active directory... Any ideas? enter image description here
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How to join an Active Directory domain in Lion?

where do I begin in joining an OS X Lion workstation to an existing AD Domain (Server 2008 R2)?
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How long are Windows Server 2003 Active Directory credentials cached on Snow Leopard?

I have a few Macbooks that will be added to our Windows 2003 domain controller. Since these are mobile units, concerns arose of how long they (the machines) will maintain login rights after their last ...
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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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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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Anyone gotten 10.7.2 to bind properly to Active Directory in a multi-domain environment?

I work for an international non-profit that has Active Directory with multiple domains. (A bunch of them.) We can't get Lion (10.7.2) to bind to it properly. Has anyone been successful in getting AD ...
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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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opendirectoryd taking up 1/4 of the cpu and driving fans crazy on MacBook Air

Since a couple of days my 2011 13" MBA (i5, 1,7Ghz) has a very strange issue which I don't know how to get rid of. Every now and then (sometimes more times a day) a process called opendirectoryd ...
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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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How to get my networked drives to also work on Mountain Lion?

I have a networked drive on the XP side of my MacBook. I use a VPN and then can login to the drive. Nothing too special going on. I believe the server uses Active Directory. There isn't a ton of info ...
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How do I remove domains from the network browser?

When I go to the network browser (in the Finder, hit command K, then click the "Browse" button, or just shift-command K), I see three domain names from a network I used to connect to six years ago. ...
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Active Directory account locks for no apparent reason

I've been troubleshooting this problem for two years and it keeps coming back. Our Mac users authenticate to our Active Directory server which is running Windows Server 2008 Standard. One of the Mac ...
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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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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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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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How can I log in to a Mac using an Active Directory account?

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 example.com -domain example.com .. I am not, however, able to ...
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Detaching from Active Directory and keeping mobile accounts

I have a MacBook Pro which is attached to an AD domain. The user has a domain account which is Administrator, Managed and Mobile - the home directory is on the local machine. The company is closing ...
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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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What is the format for logging into a domain account in OS X?

At the login screen, how do I login to a domain account? For example, on Windows the username might be something like louis@contoso.local, where the domain is contoso.local. Edit: The AD username ...
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Unable to login to MacBook, worked fine with Active Directory account on corp. network

My IT dept setup my new MacBook Pro with 2 accounts. One is a local account and the other is on the Active Directory server. Both have administrative privileges on the mac. I've been using the AD ...
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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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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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After binding Mac to AD, first login successfully creates mobile account and logs in, after that next login locks AD account

Configuration: Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 Active Directory Server 2008 R2 Binding using AD Plugin or dsconfigad -add mydomain -username myuser -ou "OU=Computers,OU=Sites,OU=Mysite,DC=mycompany,DC=com" ...
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Active Directory Network Account does not have login keychain?

I just bound my MacBook Pro to my Active Directory domain, so when I opened Mail and set up my email account, it asked if I'd like to remember in the keychain. Doing this on my other Mac on a local ...
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Internet browsing problems when the Mac is bound to a Microsoft server with Active Directory

I have set up Active Directory on my Mac and I can log in and authenticate fine to the server. When I try to browse the Internet, there is an error which says "The user could not be determined by the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Intermittent Active Directory login issues on Lion

We bought a 27" iMac for our CEO. And we brought in some consultants to hook it up to our windows Active Directory using ADmitMac. Back when we were on 10.6.x things were hunky dory. But then our CEO ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where is Active Directory configuration information stored?

I'm curious as to where Active Directory configurations are stored on Mac OS X 10.6. "man dsconfigad" and "man dscl" are both silent on where those utilities store/read their information. In ...
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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 ...