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MacTech Article: 2703 EDA Showcase

EDA Showcase: Implementing File & Print Services on Windows Servers for Mac OS X Clients

by Charles Edge
Mar, 2011 Issue


Article Synopsis

In this article we will look at leveraging ExtremeZ-IP to share files and printers to Mac OS X clients using existing Windows servers and using Centrify to provide centralized access to those files in the form of managed preferences. We will begin by recapping a quick walkthrough of the installation process for both Centrify and ExtremeZ-IP. We will then move on to leveraging managed preferences served up from Centrify to provide access to shares created in ExtremeZ-IP, much the same way that Automounts and Group Folders are published to clients using Open Directory. We will then move on to deploying printers through Centrify.




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