Adding a Mac OS X Client to Mac OS 10.3 Server

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by awulf, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. awulf macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2002
    South Australia
    Does anyone know or link me to a guiide on how to add a Mac OS X workstation to Mac OS X Server (probably using LDAPv3). Since I can't figure it out, I tried looking in the Manuals but couldn't find much other than how to set stuff up on the server.

    Also does Anyone know how to set up OS X server with Active Directiory to get the user names and passwords from the windows server?

  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Answer to the first question....

    You need to do a couple of things (Panther Server is a little easier than Jag Server here):

    In Jag you will have to decide which directory services you will use: LDAP, or NetInfo. In Panther Server the only option is LDAP, really.

    The setup assistant gives you the option to turn dir. services master/host on or off, so maybe you will have to run that assistant again.

    Then make sure the "/Users" directory is shared in AFP, guest access on, and "everyone" must have at least "read" privileges.

    Then make this sharepoint an "Automount" sharepoint, in your dir. services server. (netinfo/root.. or whatever)

    In Panther server, the network-home dir will be found automatically, in Jag server you will have to fill the info in yourself.... (could be tricky).... Found in the user setup.

    But, don't forget to configure the Clinet Mac aswell!
    In the /Applications/Utilities/ folder there is an app called: "Directory Access".
    This one must be configured (LDAP) so that the info must come from the server (fill in IP address). The also make sure the LDAP info comes from the server! Restart the client too.

    This wasn't very detailed, but it should give you enough info to get started.

    Good luck!

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