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Discover the Power of Open Directory (Part 3)
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Adding New Items to the Dock

I also wanted to briefly touch on the fact that you could manage many aspects of a user account by using Managed Preferences. In Figure 7 you can see that I added the terminal to the dock of oduser. There are many more things your can manage, which should give you some idea of the power of Open Directory.



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Figure 7. Managed preferences

Authenticating Windows and Setting Up Roaming Profiles

The big fireworks show of this article is getting Windows to work with Open Directory. I will be authenticating a Windows 2003 Server client against Open Directory and setting up a roaming profile served off of Open Directory.

Setting Up Windows Services on Open Directory and Joining the OS X PDC

First, let's set up a PDC, or Primary Domain Controller. Go to the Server Manager, select Windows, and go to the Settings tab, and configure it to be a PDC as shown in Figure 8.

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Figure 8. Set up a PDC

Now, under the Advanced tab configure your options to match what is in Figure 9.

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Figure 9. Configure WINS

Next, let's join up a Windows 2003 Server to Open Directory. I set up a Virtual Machine using VMWare Fusion Beta as shown in Figure 10. I also manually changed the lmhosts file on Windows to hardcode our pretendco server like we did in Part 1 on OS X (see Figure 11).

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Figure 10. Windows 2003 Virtual Machine

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Figure 11. The lm hosts

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