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    MAC in a Windows 2000 Domain

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    by petea1c ·

    Can a Mac be added to a windows 2000 domain? I work at a public school and have several kinds of MACS. iMAC, eMAC, G3’s. They all run MAC os 9.0.4 or later.

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    • #2685732

      Reply To: MAC in a Windows 2000 Domain

      by joseph moore ·

      In reply to MAC in a Windows 2000 Domain

      Services For Machintosh (SFM) allows a Mac to connect to a Windows server, see shared folders, and other such fun stuff. Go here for information:

      http://tinyurl.com/xg98

      hope this helps

    • #2686257

      Reply To: MAC in a Windows 2000 Domain

      by johnm ·

      In reply to MAC in a Windows 2000 Domain

      It certainly can be done. Some other things to think about: Printer Services for Macs should be turned on on any server with network printer queues that Macs might access. If any of your users might log on from BOTH Mac and Win2K computers, you will not be able to log on to the Windows machine if you changed the login password from a Mac that is using the default Apple Standard UAMs. The Apple Standard does not properly hash the password saved to the domain servers for authentication; you need to install Microsoft Authentication V5.0 (free from Microsoft). And that won’t work properly if you create a new password longer than eight characters on a Windows machine and try to access from the Mac.
      Other than that, and setting up your DHCP on the Macs, and making sure that the network will pass Appletalk packets throughout, it shouldn’t be much of a problem. Prototype an iMac and give it a try, then branch out.

    • #2685664

      Reply To: MAC in a Windows 2000 Domain

      by overmod ·

      In reply to MAC in a Windows 2000 Domain

      Yes, Macs can be added.

      I strongly recommend that you ‘standardize’ on one
      particular version of the OS, if that’s possible within
      your budget and/or ethics. Makes it much easier to
      interconnect other Macs (e.g., share) — then you
      could use one Mac as the ‘bridge’ to the Win2000
      domain and set it up analogous to a cable-modem
      network connection.

      You don’t mention whether you anticipate
      connecting more than one of your Macs to the
      network (presumably the school network),which
      version of Mac OS you prefer, or what you want to
      accomplish once connected to the Windows 2000
      domain. These details may be useful…

    • #2729183

      Reply To: MAC in a Windows 2000 Domain

      by peterkc ·

      In reply to MAC in a Windows 2000 Domain

      Yes Mac?s can be added to a Window 2000 domain. There are
      many things that you must consider and plan for, such as all the
      different OS versions and type of network services needed. To
      explain in detail of what is required to setup a cross platform
      network would exceed the 2000 max length for this answer.
      Below are several links that will point you in the right direction.

      http://www.macwindows.com/tutorial.html

      http://a1728.g.akamai.net/7/1728/51/17ab5d654eb22d/
      http://www.apple.com/server/pdfs/
      MacOSXwithActiveDirectory_121902-b.pdf

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