Archive for the ‘Networking’ Category

Cat 6e – Strange Paper Inside

November 8th, 2006 ^Lestat 4 comments

I ordered some Cat 6e cable and it has this strange paper ‘divider’ inside of it. I’ve never seen this before. I thought the idea of twisted pair was to keep them together?

Anyone have a clue what it’s purpose is?

, networking, cable

Categories: Computing, Hardware, Networking Tags:

Joining a Mac to a domain

November 2nd, 2006 ^Lestat 4 comments

I have a Mac added to my Active Directory domain lately. Mainly due to graphics editing software and capability. The brand new iMac was loaded and also running Parallels in order to run both XP Professional along with the Mac OSX. Parallels is a virtual pc environment.

Why the 2? The user needed to have his mapped network share. They can use the XP Pro within parallels to access their domain share. From what I’ve read you cannot get a users AD share accessable to a Mac because of the Windows protocols. However, you CAN connect a Mac to a domian so that they can use their Entorouage email with exchange. Thanks to Someone Else for the instructions!

I followed the instructions step by step and it was gold. You pretty much create an Organizational Unit, and add the computer account to it (Not a user account!). Then go to the Mac and adjust the network and share utilities accordingly.

The only thing I had to figure out was how to configure the mail client. Which if you need to do, make sure you choose the manual route. There is some network info you need to add in that doesnt come with the default mail account setup.

Exchange, Mac, Active Directory, Domain

Categories: Computing, Exchange, Networking Tags: