buzzinh Posted July 1, 2008 Share Posted July 1, 2008 Hey guys. Ok this may take a bit of explaining. I work @ A high school in the uk as an IT techi. We have a 2003 server active directory network and the usual exchange server + IIS setup. We have been given the task of ADDING a suite of 20 Intel iMacs to the network. My problems: - We want to restrict the macs to they can't be messed with by the kids - We want a "server" for 1TB of storage - Seemeless integration into AD (logon with same credentials as on windows PC) - Lock down directories on the "server" per active directory account. - keep files on the "server" (imovie/photoshop etc..) out of the users main home drive on the main networkso not to impact current backup sizes (imovie files can get large) - Manage setup of macs via a Group policy type thing (can osx server do this/is it poss in 2003 server) - we don't want loads of admin crap like copy user accounts and creatin user areas with permisions we want it seemless. and the Main issue im trying to find the answer to. Would this be best done with an apple xserv ADDED as a scondaty domain controller to the Win 2003 AD. so the macs would auth to the domain+active directory or should we just buy another dell server (we have several and get good deals from dell in edu) wack 2003 server on it and auth to that from the macs) or put by boss what functionality does a mac osx server give us OVER macs directly connected to active directory given that we don't want to do loads of admin to get user accounts in and user areas setup on the "server" some of this may not make sense as i don't have a mac here / any macs here, i have not used leopard yet and i don't have a mac at home. I hope (to avoid critism) that i have fully explained everything clearly and fully...althought knowing me and the flat stress/panik im in about this probably not. thanks. Buzzinh (ollie) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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