3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2013 6:36 AM by Antonio Rocco
Kunal_khare Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all, i have recently shifted from windows server 2008 to mac mini osx server 3.0.

 

I have a setup of 8 pc runing windows 7 and connected to server 2008 with domain and it works fine.

i just got new mac mini and though to replace window server 2008. i configured my osx server and static ip address and domain name.

but when i change the domain name in windows 7 pc it shows me that no domain name found, i changed the dns ip address in my window 7 pc to my macmini ip address that worked fine but the pc do not except the domain name of osx server but it excepts the windows server domain name.

 

is there any way where my windows pc excepts the osx server domain name, i have created the user in osx server and set the premission and shared the folders but i want that window pc should login with that user just as it does with window server 2008. please guys help me out with this.


Mac mini, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), osx server 3.0
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,370 points)

    Hi

     

    Prior to 10.7 (Lion) Apple did provide support for binding PCs to a 'Mac Domain' because in those earlier versions OS X Server acted as an NT 4.0 Domain Controller. With Windows7 Microsoft removed all support for NT 4.0 Domains as explained here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4945

     

    In a nutshell you can't do what you're planning to do. You can however access shares created on OS X Server from a PC. Maybe you should rethink your plan?

     

    HTH?

     

    Tony

  • Kunal_khare Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Antonio for your reply, let me try some other option the only problem is that even if it does not support nt 4 all i need is user login in window 7 so that i dont have to give admin acess to windows pc. let see iwill update you asap.

  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,370 points)

    Hi

     

    " . . . all I need is user login in Windows7 . . ."

     

    Fine but you're not going to get it with OS X Server.

     

    HTH?

     

    Tony