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Integrating Macs® into Windows® Networks by Guy Hart-Davis

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CHAPTER 3 Binding a Mac OS X Server to Manage Macs via a “Magic Triangle”

As you saw in the previous chapter, binding a Mac client to Active Directory and providing it with a home directory (either a mobile home directory or one on the network) is straightforward enough.

But odds are that you will want to manage your network’s Mac clients, and simply binding them gets you only part of the way. To manage them effectively, either you will need to bind a Mac OS X server to Active Directory and then bind the Mac clients to both Active Directory and the Mac server’s Open Directory (as described in this chapter) or you will need to extend Active Directory with the classes and attributes needed to manage the Macs through Active Directory (as described ...

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