ad integration

Getting the LDAP distinguished name for an AD user

Sometimes when I’m integrating Macs (and other systems) with Active Directory they ask for the full LDAP distinguished name of the user I’m using to authenticate. This is the user name in the traditional LDAP format: cn=username,ou=something,DC=amsys,DC=com (for example). In some cases, if it’s a fairly vanilla and small AD install you can take an […]

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macbook air

Setting the Network Time Server from the Command Line

Hi All, here’s a short and sweet blog post to kick off the new year! I often get asked about setting up NTP configurations on client devices in a better way than manually. You can do this from the command line simply enough: NTPServer=”time.euro.apple.com” /usr/sbin/systemsetup -setnetworktimeserver “$NTPServer” /usr/sbin/systemsetup -setusingnetworktime on Swap the “time.euro.apple.com” with your […]

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