Posts Tagged ‘Active Directory’

August 13th, 2008 - 7:31 pm § in Geek

All Out of Cache

I’ve been off with my kids visiting my Mom in Minnesota for the last two weeks. Nice little vacation, with lots of hiking, swimming, and beer swilling. (Though the latter was mostly me, not the kids.) Anyhow, now I’m back at work and getting back into the swing of the server upgrades a[...]

June 5th, 2008 - 9:12 pm § in Geek


A while back I declared 10.5.2 Enterprise Ready. This was based on my experience with binding to Active Directory and the behavior of WGM under 10.5.0 and 10.5.1. Well, last week 10.5.3 was released with a long list of bug fixes, among which were some substantial fixes for binding to Active Director[...]

February 12th, 2008 - 10:33 am § in Geek

Ok, Leopard is Now Enterprise-Ready

For the record, 10.5.2 fixes the problems that I was having before with Active Directory authentication and Workgroup Manager. Since last night’s upgrade, I’m able to bind and authenticate to Active Directory like we used to under Tiger, and group permissions set in WGM are picked up p[...]

December 5th, 2007 - 8:13 pm § in Geek

Leopard Ain’t Enterprise-Ready

So I’ve wasted the last week and a half with a new project. Twenty new MacBooks arrived, and I was told to prepare them quickly for distribution to students with an image along the lines of the one that we built last summer for our 1-to-1 laptop pilot program. Easy, right? Wrong! Problem #1:T[...]

August 13th, 2007 - 4:29 pm § in Geek

Virtualization Update

Well, Friday’s job seems to have gone well. No hiccups today that had anything to do with the newly virtualized server. In case you care, the process itself wasn’t particularly tricky. I started with a generic W2K virtual machine that I built out in May or June. Installed it on the hos[...]

August 10th, 2007 - 9:19 pm § in Geek

Virtualizing an AD Server

First post. Thrilling, eh? After a pretty brutal week, I decided to mostly take the day off today. Under the school’s summer employment policy I actually worked enough this week to take the day off (Wednesday’s storm-induced four hour commute to work notwithstanding), so even with the [...]