MacOSX in a PC World
May 30, 2008 6:03 AM Subscribe
Help a PC guy out with Mac/Linux networking.
posted by SirStan to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have a pair of questions I hope someone can help me get a concise answer to:
I am a PC guy, I run a 150pc+ network (Windows 2003 + XP desktops). I am used to being able to run Login scripts to mount network drives, and single sign-on across all desktops.
I am working with a group that has 5-10 Macintosh PC's, and it seems as though they act like standalone XP machines normally (ie, you can share drives between them, but you need to setup user accounts/passwords on each machine).
If we purchase a copy of OSX Server, can we somehow "join" all the Mac's to the server so they all centrally authenticate like XP+Windows 2003 does? (ie, you need a valid 'domain' login to login to any of the OSX workstations).
For bonus points -- how could we bypass purchasing an OSX Server and simply do this jazz with an Ubuntu/Linux Server.