Sat, Oct 27 2007 23:54
Taking the MacMini back out of AD
I think the funnist thing on that chart is how Home Server wins out over Apple's network storage in that chart.
I actually took my MacMini back out of my Active Directory at my office and made it more like a XP Home or Vista Home works... with pass through authentication because it was annoying me too much to have it in AD control places in the network still messing up my R2 WSUS console no matter what I tried. So rather than have it in my Active Directory I took it back out so I don't have to build group policy to try to exclude it. Vlad is challenging me to try out Linux as he considers Mac a bit of a "sell out" platform, but the reality of the platform choice is still this. It's a platform. A base. And you still need to determine what applications are driving your needs. That's the deciding factor for any platform along with a good dose of having tools and knowledge to serve your needs.
And quite frankly.. I'm/we're still a Windows apps driven firm with not enough apps "in the cloud" .. at least not for the foreseeable future anyway.
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