I am new to the server game and have no experience in IT. I work for a Communications department and since we do all of our video/audio/photo editing on Macs, we realized our workflow would be greatly enhanced by purchasing a Mac Pro Server. I am attempting to implement the Golden Triangle in an Active Directory environment but am running into a few problems. Process: I did a fresh install of Snow Leopard Server and did not autoconfigure any services. I gave the server a static IP address and named the server 'department.school.edu' (just an example). I then enabled DNS and Open Directory. I set the domain name to 'department.school.edu' and the Nameserver Hostname to 'department.school.edu'. I then bound the server to our Active Directory through the Open Directory admin panel. When I did so, it notified me that it could not connect to the Active Directory Kerberos Realm or that the DNS wasnt configured properly. I went ahead and got the server bound to Active Directory and then configured the server as an Open Directory Master. Problems: I am able to connect to my Active Directory and create Augmented User Records, however the only thing I am able to augment is the picture! Also, if I create a normal Open Directory User Record, I cant connect to it from a client Mac, even though I have successfully bound that client to the Open Directory. Also, when I create a group in Open Directory, it does not let me select the Augmented User record as a potential member of that group. Thoughts? Anyone have any suggestions for a complete newbie?