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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 98795 6-Mar-2012 14:31
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We are having an issue properly connecting a 27inch 2010 iMac, operating system 10.6.8, to a newly installed Microsoft SBS 2011 server.


We a running a DHCP server for IP addresses and we’ve been able to bind the iMac to the domain OK within the accounts settings of the iMac.  Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Business Addition is installed and we use Outlook as our email client.


When logged into the domain from the iMac, Outlook will not work and we are getting the following message:

“You do not have access to the Outlook Application Folder.  To run Outlook you must have the administrative user remove the identities folder from the application folder.  For more information, see the Outlook Read Me file.”


There are also some issues with Mac Office2011 Excel and Word.  Could this be a permissions issue?  Giving the active directory user administrative rights on the iMac does not seem to solve the problem.  Could the Group Policy management from the server be causing permissions issues?  The iMac seems to lock the active directory user out of critical office files / folders locally.


Interestingly when logged into the iMac as a local administrator, not logged into the SBS2011 server domain directly, Outlook will work perfectly.  We simply use the username and password for the server account to access Exchange, though it is slow at times. 

   The Finder is very slow to access server based folders, but eventually this also works.


Any suggestions on a fix would be greatly appreciated.

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  Reply # 591285 6-Mar-2012 14:49
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In Directory Utility under Active Directory, show Advanced Options and then click on the Administrative tab. Check the "Allow administration by" button and add the user account to that field.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 600347 26-Mar-2012 16:06
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Thanks gehenna,

Presume you mean to go to Directory Utlilty on the iMac and add this security change?  Sorry, not that clear as I can't see this being done on the SBS2011 server. Frown Operating system is Snow Leopard, not Lion, does this matter?  We might need a few more steps spelled out to implement.


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