Some of you may know that I don’t hold much love for Apple’s operating system.
It feels so clunky compared to my Windows-fu knowledge, and the change from one to the other is not at all simple. I’d rather use Ubuntu, to be honest.
But here’s my current beef with Mac OSX – my machine is bound to Active Directory (in a corporate environment, they ALL should!) and as any good computer, looks for a Domain Controller after a reboot, to check your login credentials, apply any scripts, etc
If it’s a mobile machine, typically you’ve set it up as a “mobile user account”, meaning that the machine is to cache your credentials, and in the absence of a DC, check the local cache and allow you to log in.
However, whenever MINE reboots, it takes about half an hour delay to log in, and there’s no progress, cancel, notification, etc as to WTF is it doing. Eventually, it might let me in. But in the meantime, time is a-wasting.
I finally got fed up enough to really research this, and it seems that there’s a way to fix it manually (in what all OSX users will deny vehemently is NOT a Registry!) by modifying the values to a few keys, to reduce the timeout wait. But you can only do that once you’ve logged on.
So I’m stuck using another machine until mine logs me in and lets me change it. What a waste of time.
Windows will time out within a minute and let you know why.
Grumble. grumble, grumble.