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Mac's and Active Directory issues: Are we the only ones?
posted by Adam Barnett  on May 9, 2018, 3:30 p.m. (12 days ago)
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We have had the same things. 
Things I have noticed in the past is that the time on the Mac drifts even when we set it to use our ntp severs. 
I am not sure how your dcs are setup but we have ours in round robin and for what ever reason a Mac will try and contact one in another site instead of the local one. ( I had to watch the traffic coming out of a Mac one day to find out ) 
In the end I just wrote a script that will check thing AD binding and will just rebound when needed 
The other option you could do is to restart launchd opendirectoryd which also fixes things.
I never did get to the bottom of it and just came to the conclusion that OS X sucks with AD 
On 9 May 2018, at 19:59, Greg Dickie <greg@justaguy.ca> wrote:

ya, that's my experience as well. I've also seen issues with other types of clients so maybe it's our AD ;-)
On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 2:43 PM, William Sandler <william.sandler@allthingsmedia.com> wrote:
We have to reboot macs sometimes in order for the "network accounts are unavailable" message to go away.  Luckily our Macs all have SSDs so a reboot isn't the end of the world but it's still annoying.   

William Sandler
All Things Media, LLC
william.sandler@allthingsmedia.com

On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 12:53 PM Daniel Cox <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:
I'm the Active Directory Admin at my company. We have a mixed environment of Mac's, Windows (Servers and workstations), and Linux (Servers) all on Active directory. I am trying to find out if our heartache with Mac's is typical in such a mixed environment or if it is unusual and I need to do some thing to make it more stable. The big issue that we see is that the Macs seem to stop talking to AD and require a reboot to get them going again and utilizing the central authentication. However in more problematic cases we have to unbind and re-bind the Macs to AD to get things working again. Now I have had Windows machines in the past go dumb and need to be re-added to AD so I know it is possible but with the Macs it seems like every week at least a couple need this to get working again. As far as we can tell there is no network issues that are dropping connections (at least not for long enough for a human or monitoring to notice). Are these kind of things typical in such an environment? Is there anything I can do to help keep everyone happily talking to one another and improve everyone's experience? Any help or insight you may be willing to share would be apprciated.
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