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OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies by John Rizzo

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Deciding Whether to Muck Around with Advanced Configuration

In some cases, Mac administrators want to configure particular settings that appear in the advanced options of the Directory Utility to specify particular ways that the OS X Server interacts with Active Directory. In many cases, the default settings are fine, but in some cases, particularly when the AD schema is for a large company, you may need to make some specific changes to these settings.

remember.eps All advanced options specify how the plug-in accepts information from Active Directory for the server itself. The configurations are not translated to clients and groups administered by the OS X Server on the Active Directory domain.

To access the advanced options for configuring the Active Directory plug-in, access the Directory Utility application by following Steps 1 through 9 in the previous section, “Binding the server.” Click the triangle next to Show Advanced Options to expand the advanced options, as shown in Figure 6-8.

Figure 6-8: Advanced options for Active Directory integration.

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Three tabs are available in the advanced options:

check.png User Experience: This tab lets you change some default settings for users, including changing ...

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