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Active Directory Open Directory Integration v10.11

  • Duration 2 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


Active Directory Open Directory Integration 10.11 is a advanced two-day course, taught by one of Amsys’s master Apple trainers, that teaches how
to integrate a fleet of Macs into an existing directory network. This course has been designed for system administrators and IT professionals and it
tackles one of the most commonly faced challenges: how to configure OS X computers to access directory services and configure OS X Server to
provide directory services in a mixed-platform environment, specifically Active Directory.

It’s more and more common to find mixed OS devices needing to share the same services. The personal preference of most successful executives
this days is Apple, not PC and because Macs tend to work so much better, owners are increasingly bringing their own devices to work. This course
addresses this trend from the system administrators point of view and equips you with the skills you need to help your execs access company
services and directories.

During this two day, hands-on course, you will discover how to expertly manage OS X server.
You will also learn how to use a range of Apple and Third Party management tools and commands.


OS X system administrators.
If you need to know how to integrate mac clients into an Directory.
If you’re an existing Mac support tech, or ACSA techs that want to upgrade your knowledge and skill set.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:
• Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:
• An understanding of OS X.
• Basic troubleshooting experience or OS X Support Essentials v10.11
• Basic OS X Server experience or OS X Server Essentials v10.11
Experience with OS X in a network environment.

Course Content

• Local Directory: Understanding the Local Directory and what is required by the system for the user accounts. See how the local Directory interacts
with the processes and what tools we can use to modify it.

• Open Directory Server: Configure client to Access an Open Directory System, Troubleshooting login and binding issues

• Accessing Third Party Servers: Understanding LDAP Configuring OS X client computer to log in using a standard LDAP server.

• Configure Open Directory: Configuring Master and Replicas and configure clients to use both.

• Active Directory: Deploying OS X in an Active Directory environment. Configure Active Directory and then bind the clients to it.

• Directory Solutions: Look into different options like Implementing the Golden Triangle, substitutions and repurposing.

• Modifying schema: Extending Active Directory Schema useTools like as Microsoft’s Active Directory Schema Analyser and Workgroup Manager to
compare and then create managed preferences. 

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