5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2006 11:00 AM by bhgdfh
sharknut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
how do I make a user on a network as an admin on a mac as opposed to a local account-my work has a new employee who has a G5 powermac and needs to be able to access all the company network files, drives and printers as well as his profile on the netwokr-the problem is that the network is windows based

can someone tell me how to do this

Dell   Windows XP Pro  
  • bhgdfh Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
    are you running microsoft active directory? If so your employee can run virtual pc which may allow him to administer the workgroups, or perhaps get him a new MBP and allow him to boot windows XP.
  • sharknut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yes we are running AD-as for Virtual PC-that might not be such a horrible idea-though i think my department would prefer to not spend money

    what kind of configuration would we need to get the mac to read off of AD and let the user log in as an admin?
  • bhgdfh Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
    you should read this

    it seems if you use os x server you can bind to AD.

    Don't know how many features you get though!

    try posing a message in the OS X server folder on this site.
  • sharknut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    you should read this

    it seems if you use os x server you can bind to AD.

    Don't know how many features you get though!

    try posing a message in the OS X server folder on
    this site.


    thanks but we are in a WINDOWS server enviorment-not a mac-though after reading the OS X and windows server section, it appears that Virtual PC might be needed-my question is can someone take essentaily move a file from Virtual PC to the local mac client- like copy a file from a sever being accessed via virtual PC and put it on the mac desktop?
  • bhgdfh Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
    this may sound kind of pissy but is there a reason he needs to administer AD on a mac?

    I think what I was getting at is if you want to administer AD via the power mac you'll need to be running OS X server on the power mac and then do some sort of schema settings and workgroup stuff on both win and mac.

    i'm not really an expert with AD and OS X