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Workgroup Manager does not see Lion clients

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damonposey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 24, 2011 4:13 PM

We are running Leopard Server and can bind the lion client to the server using Join, but then the Lion client machine does not show up in Workgroup Manager so I can add it to a group.  Anyone seen this problem.  Tried it with a Macbook Pro and Macbook Air.

 

Thanks,

Xserve, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • AaronNYPC Calculating status...
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    Sep 7, 2011 8:42 PM (in response to damonposey)

    same here but with 10.6.8 server and Lion client. Let me know if you found anything. Thanks.

  • david_aslin Calculating status...
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    Sep 13, 2011 5:29 AM (in response to damonposey)

    Same thing here as well.  Binding to AD and OD.  AD works fine, shows up without issue.  However, OD binding appears to work, however it doesn't show up in Computers of Workgroup Manager.  I'm not sure what the next step might be.

  • -tomberry- Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:51 AM (in response to damonposey)

    Same problem here with 10.7.2 client and server. I've just start to look at Lion server.

    If I join  a client to the server, under WorkGroup Manager I can't see nothing. If i bind my clients to the server, I can see only a "$" entry in WorkGroup Manager with Hardware ID Corresponding with the binded machine.

  • Beans Brown Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Oct 27, 2011 9:44 AM (in response to damonposey)

    Yeah, unfortunately this doesn't work currently. As damonposey suggested, you'll have to manually create computer records in the meantime.

  • MattMPS Calculating status...
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    Nov 16, 2011 3:47 PM (in response to damonposey)

    My colleague Kyle made this scrip to help get 10.7 lion clients into Workgroup Manager. The problmes is in the mDNSresponder in 10.7 it will not talk to WGM corectly. Blast this out as a unix comand in ARD to the 10.7.x clients and they will show up in WGM long enuff for you to get them into a group. once you stop the command the comptuers will not be able to be seen by WGM but will stay in the group. This could also be made into a lunchd item if you want them to alwas show up.

     

     

    #!/bin/sh

    #  Created by Kyle on 11/8/11.

    hostname=`hostname -s | cut -c 1-`

     

     

    MAC=`ifconfig | grep en0 -A2 | grep ether | cut -c 8-24`

     

     

    UUID=`system_profiler | grep UUID | cut -c 22-`

     

     

    mDNS -R ""$hostname" ["$MAC"]" _workstation._tcp. local 9 uuid="$UUID"

  • Kieran Bailey Calculating status...
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:45 PM (in response to MattMPS)

    I'm experiencing the same thing too. 10.7.2 clients and 10.7.2 OD master.

     

    Thanks for the script Kyle and Matt. I thought I was going crazy with this issue, but glad others are experiencing it too. I will use the script for now and hopefully 10.7.3 will resolve this.

     

    Cheers

    Kieran

  • RCPSadmin Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to MattMPS)

    Thanks to you for posting this, and to your friend Kyle for writing it!  This worked like a charm for me, I was losing my mind, and wasted an hour on the phone with Enterprise support listening to them berating my setup before I found this.  Anyway, again, thanks!

     

     

    Nathan

     

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  • ivaldiz Level 2 Level 2 (470 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to RCPSadmin)

    It is finally fixed with 10.7.3

  • christianhuening Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to ivaldiz)

    Actually it seems to not be fixed in 10.7.3. I got 144 Clients and 2 Servers here. All 10.7.3. Only 10 showed up.

     

    I used Kyle's script and it worked like a charm! Big kudos man!

     

    thanks,

    chris

  • Beans Brown Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Feb 20, 2012 8:00 AM (in response to christianhuening)

    As far as I know, only clients that are bound to a directory server will broadcast their name. Or clients that have the Server Admin tools installed.

  • bgolden Calculating status...
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    May 18, 2012 2:31 PM (in response to damonposey)

    hmmm, that's interesting.  I have a 10.6.8 server and have had no problems whatsoever binding over 300 Lion clients and then seeing them in WGM.  I have tried this with 10.7.2, 10.7.3, and now 10.7.4 clients without issue. 

     

    My 10.6.8 server is also my DNS server ... and I did set up LDAP port inquiries to point to my 10.6.8 server ... maybe that's why ... ? I thought I would throw it out there in case it might help someone else ...

     

    Brad

  • bgolden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 3, 2012 1:20 AM (in response to damonposey)

    I created a "Service" entry in DNS for ldap (_ldap._tcp) ... port 389 ... which points to my 10.6.8 authentication server ...

     

    As I said, I don't know if this helps but we have not had this issue so I am wondering why as well.

     

    We will be moving to Lion in the next few days so I hope that transition is smooth ... you hate to change something that is working ...

     

    Brad

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