Seeking Resources for using Macs in corporate (Win) world

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by pdgnyc85, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. pdgnyc85 macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to find resources, threads, websites, discussion groups anything that relate to getting Macs and Win machins working well togeher in corporate environements.

    Things Like advice on Networking Macs and Win machines.

    Integrating Open Director and Active directory (I found some good stuff at O'Reilly macdevcenter)

    Etc.

    Rationales on how to get my Win Server administrators to buy (and learn) G5 xserves etc...

    Any help out there I greatly appreciate it
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    here you go

    http://www.apple.com/business/

    That for now, I'll find more for you. Also, do you own a Mac, or are you just doing research.

    You can show what Server can do
    http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/

    Does anyone remember the article that stated that Apple only has 40 some people on its IT staff because the servers are so easy to manage.

    http://macminute.com/2004/02/11/australianuniversity

    http://macminute.com/2004/02/03/xserveg5

    http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/aug2003/tc2003085_7828_tc112.htm

    http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2003/06/02/xserve/
     
  3. pdgnyc85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool

    Thanks for some stuff to chew on...

    I'm a tech manager/ enterprise application manager who deals with our creative groups. (Graphics, Audio, Video)

    We used to have a VERY VERY Mac hostile IT dept. Which is difficult when you are producing a lot of creative. We had a regime change a year ago. They have been sorting out all of the mess on the Win/networking side. Now they are trying to positively intigrate Mac's into the who corp world. Have Win and Mac play as well together as possible.

    I'm trying to help then with their learning curve. I'm not as technical as much as I represent the tech/biz needs of my creative groups who need smooth win/mac networking, email, scheduling etc....
     
  4. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    have them play with a mac

    Send them down to the nearest Apple store or CompUSA and have them play with the new Macs. Concider it a field trip for them, possibly use it as a tax write off. hehe. No, but really, have them go check out the latest Macs at the local store if possible. Either on company time or their own time. They can check it out for themselves, then they can come up with good questions for you on how to do certain stuff. Of course the Macs at the local store wont have Server installed, but if they can get the hang of the Client edition, they should do fine on the Server. I use Server at home and it is very simple to use. Check box there and service is running. Click tabs and you can change options to service. If you want, I'll post some screen shoots of any parts you want to know about.
     
  5. Quixcube macrumors member

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    More AD resources

    This site has good information, although it is only updated in fits. A lot of what is there is still very relevant and current, and what they post leans towards the techie friendly variety.

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

    Good luck.
     

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