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Binding and Unbinding to Active Directory from Mac OS via Command Line

Binding and Unbinding to Active Directory from Mac OS via Command Line

  • Open the Terminal Application
  • Type in sudo -i and type in your Mac Administrator account password. sudo gives you root level or administrator level privileges.

To View current Active Directory Settings

dsconfigad -show

To Unbind a Computer from an Active Directory Domain

dsconfigad -f -r -u

Note: <username> needs to be replaced with domain administrator who has binding/unbinding rights.


To Bind a Mac Laptop Computer to an Active Directory Domain

<computer-name> --> replace this with the computer name you want to bind to Active Directory
<username> --> needs to be replaced with domain administrator who has binding/unbinding rights.
<domain> --> replace with domain you want to join.

dsconfigad -a <computer-name> -u <username> -ou "CN=Computers,DC=network,DC=pcpc,DC=org" -domain <domain> -mobile enable -mobileconfirm enable -localhome enable -useuncpath enable -groups "Domain Admins,Enterprise Admins" -alldomains enable


To Bind a Mac Desktop Computer to an Active Directory Domain

<computer-name> --> replace this with the computer name you want to bind to Active Directory
<username> --> needs to be replaced with domain administrator who has binding/unbinding rights.
<domain> --> replace with domain you want to join.

dsconfigad -a <computer-name> -u <username> -ou "CN=Computers,DC=network,DC=pcpc,DC=org" -domain <domain> -localhome enable -useuncpath enable -groups "Domain Admins,Enterprise Admins" -alldomains enable

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