Posting this here, but can probably be posted in a different category as well.
I've come to notice and issue when binding OS X clients to our domain. Can someone verify this is 'by design', a bug, or have some sort of fix/workaround..?
All our client machines (OSX, Windows and Linux) are bound to our Domain.
if you name a PC client machine as "TEST123" - then the AD object is called "TEST123" - simple.
However, on our Mac's it seems its reverting any workstation name to all lower case. So if you bind a Mac machine called "TEST123" it gets bound as "test123".
I checked all 4 names on a mac...
all 4 are "TEST123"...and when the server dialog pops up to bind, it auto reverts the name to lower-case. Even after modifying that to all uppercase, it STILL binds to AD as lowercase.
this is not just with one machine, but all our Mac clients. - Does this ring a bell with anyone? Is there a reason Mac does this? Is there a workaround to binding to AD exactly as you type it?