windows domain Login

gathomas72

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I'm a system admin in a windows server 2003 environment and have recently added a macbook pro to our domain, but when i reboot the macbook I don't see the option to login as a domain user. All I see is my initial local user account. It shows green light on the macbook and that the macbook is binded to my domain and I can see the computer account in my active directory structure, but I don't get an option to log on as a domain user. I believe there should be an option on the logon screen that says other.
 

djpuma

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Jul 13, 2010
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There should be a way to set this under user accounts.

Go to login options and choose the "name and passwords option"

It will just have a box for name and password and a red or green light indicating that the network accounts are available or not.
I just tested ours with lion and server 2008 R2
 

calderone

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There should be a way to set this under user accounts.

Go to login options and choose the "name and passwords option"

It will just have a box for name and password and a red or green light indicating that the network accounts are available or not.
I just tested ours with lion and server 2008 R2
You should get that with the "Other" option, if the OP is not getting that option something is wrong.
 

djpuma

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Jul 13, 2010
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I'm actually having the same issue. Domain is bound, but no other box shows up and with just a user/pass box it says network accounts not available.

Could be lion and I just added it to the domain today. Not sure what OS the OP is on.

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Still don't have the other box, but I was able to login under my domain account.

I had to add my actual server name under advanced options, administrative
prefer this domain server: I added our domain controller and was able to log in as my normal user account, still no other box.

Not sure if this will help the OP or not.
 

Cliff3

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Well maybe. I asked the OS because in Lion, you have to check a box saying you want network accounts available for logins.
The concepts will be very similar if not identical, even if the implementation differs in slight details depending on which version the OP is running. It is unfortunate that Apple has not exposed a similar document for 10.7, but that's the way it goes.

edit: Oops. I was wrong. Here is the 10.7 doc: http://training.apple.com/itpro/macinteg/mac_integration_basics_107.pdf
 
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calderone

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The concepts will be very similar if not identical, even if the implementation differs in slight details depending on which version the OP is running. It is unfortunate that Apple has not exposed a similar document for 10.7, but that's the way it goes.
Apple did not have that option in Snow Leopard, which is why that is an important distinction.
 

calderone

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It sure looks like it does to me. I am running 10.6.7.
Oops. Guess my work machine fell off the domain. My bad.

OP, use the commands dscl and dsconfigad to ascertain your situation.

Also, use login in the command line and try and AD user. If it doesn't work, well something is wrong. Check your bind status and make sure DNS is correct.
 
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