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Is It Possible To Add Apple Mac Computers To A Windows Server 2003 Domian

By UserDeletedByRequest ·
This might sound a stupid question to alot of people but to be honest i don?t know the answer!

We are thinking of getting a couple off iMacs and we need to know if you can join them to a Windows Server 2003 Domain

Your Help is appreciated


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I've never tried it but....

by halo.immortal In reply to Is It Possible To Add App ...

I did run across the following on the Apple site:

From the sounds of it, you should be able to integrate it almost as if it were a Wintel box.

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by davemori In reply to Is It Possible To Add App ...


Everything you would ever want to know about Windows integration and Macs.

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by falmaweri In reply to Is It Possible To Add App ...

I Have some cisco switches 3650 and i want to block some IP addresses to take from these switches.

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i cant get the correct answer.i am really disappointed.

by shamil_jeeshma In reply to Is It Possible To Add App ...

please post the correct answer.if any one know the answer

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Try this if you haven't already done so..

by macsteve In reply to i cant get the correct an ...

Basically it's a piece of cake getting your iMacs onto a win 2003 domain.There's just a few things you need to do that's all. I followed the below for an install of a Powerbook on a Win 2003 Domain with Active Directory etc for an advertising agency and it worked like a dream.The only thing which may hinder the process is the windows security policy which has to be disabled.Read below.

In a nutshell, the cause of the problem is the default security policy on Windows 2003 Server being set to always encrypt network connections under all circumstances. Whilst this is fine for most clients (especially Windows clients, understandably), the version of SMB that Panther uses doesn?t support encrypted connections. Apparently this support exists in Samba 3, but not on the version OS X uses. The solution is to change the security policy to use encryption when it?s available and not otherwise. Here?s how.

From Administrative Tools, open Domain Controller Security Settings.
Go to Local Policies then Security Options.

Scroll down to find the entry Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always). Set this to Disabled.

The only thing left to do is to reload the security policy, as changes don?t otherwise take effect for some time. Open up a command window and type:


This will buzz and whirr for a few moments before confirming that the policy has been reloaded. With a bit of luck you should now be able to mount a network share from the Windows 2003 Server on your Mac. As I say, I?ve been searching for this information periodically for more than six months, so if you find it helpful pass it on.

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Putting a Mac on an Windows Domain

by sgosling In reply to Is It Possible To Add App ...

After 20 years of software development, and going through so many windows machines I was faced with the very same question. Windows Vista was really not my cup of tea. The answer is yes, not only will it join the domain you don't need any other software to make it work I did download one free app for RDP. Now I can remote directly to the server. I also purchased Fusion, which was worth every penny, since i can run windows vitual machines without restarting.

Now after owning a macbook pro for a few weeks I am confident I will never go back, and its Intel based, so the Windows programs fly on it. The nice thing is that I can still use my windows programs on it, and I did not have to go and repurchase them.

Network shares, printer drivers, remote desktop it all truly works. You'll just need to get used to the paradigm and you'll be fine. The hardest thing to get used to is how fast it boots and shutsdown.

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