Hey guys heres the deal. I was recently promoted to MAC man since i showed interest in cleaning up the mess of macs we had floating around. I Just bought 14 new iMacs for the school. and will be upgrading our existing 20 to lion. So i will have 34 macs running lion. That is measly to the 1200 or something PCs we have in the school. So the school is vastly Windows based and all users in the school are through ACTIVE DIRECTORY I bought a mac mini lion server to handle the macs. and I have it bound to active directory. So currently i have the following questions. 1. I can log on using a client iMac once i create an admin account and bind that machine itself to Active Directory. Am i supposed to be doing that? or am i supposed to connect it to the server and let the server do the rest? I tried that but i couldn't get passed the log in screen with Active Directory user credentials. 2. If i've done that right, and i simply have to bind each machine to active directory then how to i auto mount network drives on logon? each user should have their own home drive on the the network, as well as some share drives specific to the user. however when i log on as myself i see zero share drives and no home drive. Logging on a windows machine maps these drives automatically. how do i do that on a mac? per user. 3. We have a web proxy that requires credentials to access the web. I can put these in manually and get on the web, but that requires me saving a username and password in the proxy settings. This is something else we need to authenticate on logon. So any user in the school can logon and it uses their credentials to get through the proxy. 4. I haven't installed Apple Remote Desktop yet, are the answers in there? or is that simply help desk type solutions. and do i want to install that on the server or my own office mac? or does the one purchase let me put it on both?? Sorry such in depth questions. Please help.