Hi all, Well I have gotten the MAC to authenicate to the AD server. I can login and go to finder and see the server. Two things I'm not sure of
1- Is the server automatically mounted? When I go to finder and click on server it takes a few seconds to connect. The first time I must enter the password again and check the box for remember this in key chain. Having a school of k-8th graders it would be nice that once they login they are not prompted w/ this question. Is there a way around this?
2- If I uncheck "force local home directory" (not in front of MAC, so may be off on text) when I login I think the MAC is trying to load a home folder on the Dock. However, I get a error message something like "can not find folder, does not exist or server is unavailable". Server is available, so I assume it's a permissions thing, or the folder does not exist. I'm not a admin, so I'm figuring things out as I go. I have inherited the Win2003 server. Where is the user's home folder defined? I thought it was under the profile tab in user properties on the 2003 server. However the server will not accept the \\server_name\home folder path format. It prompts me to use a drive letter etc. So if I enter the home directory as E:\students\jim, The MAC seems to map a folder called E:\ w/ a subfolder students & w/ a subfolder Jim off of the users local MAC home folder.
So I guess I'm wondering where the mac gets the information about the location of the users home folder on the server? Can I have the MAC map a local home folder and a server located home folder?
And to be greedy, map a shared folder located on the server?
I hope this is clear...if not, please ask questions and I will do my best to clarify... School about to open soon, so I really need to make this happen..
You've got a PC language dispute. PCs do / and \. Macs only do /. Don't type that \ again. This is not a limitation but a blessing.
Now, you got problems and I have no idea how to solve it but you may need to only email your students an address to their folder but you have to leave all those \ out.
Think Mac, Think forward, lean forward keep going, now you got it.
Look at an HTML address. Always forward slash never back. Same as the Mac. By giving them a direct email address to their folder they only need to log in once. When they answer "yes, add to my keychain" they will be set for the semester.
That is unless you are using a Windows Vista or Windows 7 server? Then you are fuÁked.
 Just read your other posts and realize now my comments are unhelpful. I was never able to get Win 2003 server to do anything we wanted it to do except waste months of time while someone insisted we do it that way. Hope you find an answer.
Maybe if you plug in a MacSE30 and use it as a server? Just name it Win2003_2 and don't tell anyone.
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