I'm new to networking MACs so I apologize for the noobie questions. We have an existing AD network. Until recently we had two MACs binded to AD. We recently added 10 more. I have 8 macs that will be used for iOS development. We purchased a MAC mini server running Lion Server. I would like to setup a common storage repository for coding. While I'm at it I would like to create a Time Machine backup for all the MACs. We have setup our Open Directory environment and if I were to create a user in OD, I can log a client in as that user. If I import AD users in OD, I cannot login to a client with any of the imported AD users. Also the OD user that was setup cannot login to the client unless it is on the network. It doesn't create a local profile on the client. So questions that I have are: Is this the right setup, OD binded to AD on the server? And client binded to OD? If so, how do I setup a local profile for the user on the client. How can I log into the client as an AD member. If I binded the client to AD then I can log in as an AD user. There is also a setting to create an offline profile for the AD user. I would really like to use some of the management that OD has to offer but I do need to log in as an AD user.