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Share files on a Mac with Windows can be extremely useful and luckily for us extremely easy to setup and manage.

  1. Choose Apple menu
  2. Select System Preferences, then click Sharing.
  3. Select File Sharing, then click Options.
  4. Select “Share files and folders using SMB (Windows)
  5. Selectuser group or users you would like to share with and click Ok
  6. Click Done.

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Update caching on OSX server can be easily managed through the Server application.

It is recommended to turn on updating caching to allow osx clients to be able to draw Apple updates from the server without having to branch out onto the internet – decreasing broadband data usage and network traffic.

  1. Navigate to: Applications
  2. Open Server
  3. Select Caching
  4. Click On/Off to turn on the Software Update caching service

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  1. Click Start
  2. Click Administrative Tools
  3. Click Active Directory Administrative Center
  4. Click on Add Navigation Node
  5. Click Connect to other domains.. _(on the lower right of the window)
  6. Type the domain name you want to connect to and click ok.

Note: This is only valid for trusted federated domains; this method of connecting uses your local credentials and in order to run as separate credentials you will need to launch the Administrative Center using Runas.

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This fix is usually valid for an Exchange domain setup. The fix is to enable Cached mode on the Outlook client.

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Click File
  3. Click Account Settings
  4. Click Account Settings
  5. In the email tab select your email account and select Change
  6. Select Use Cached Exchange Mode
  7. Select Next and Next

The Outlook client will begin to sync and create an offline cache of the exchange email and address book. Allowing for the People Pane to gather and display appropriate information.

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  1. Press the Windows Key + R to open the Run dialogue box
  2. Type in cmd and press Enter
  3. This will load the Windows Command Prompt
  4. Using the CD (change directory) command – change your directory to where you want to save the report… for example, “cd Desktop” will change to your Desktop.
  5. Type in: gpresult /h LocalGrpPolReport.html and press Enter

This will then load the group policy snap-in in the background and generate an HTML page called: “LocalGrpPolReport.html” that you will be able to open and see what policies have been applied to that local machine and which policies are taking precedence over others.