Running Windows 7 on an iPad using VMWare View

Using VMWare View a Apple iPad can run Windows 7.  Using Domain Services for Windows as the directory VMWare View can easily be deployed in and existing or new Novell eDirectory environment.  This video from Network World demonstrates how Windows 7 can run on a Apple iPad.

How to join a Mac to a DSfW domain

This video will show you how to join a Mac to a DSfW domain

At this time Mac joined to a DSfW domain is not supported, but it can be done.

Be sure dns resolves the domain name – nslookup <domain name>
Go to the System Preferences
click Join button next to Network Account Server
Click Open Directory Utility
Unlock the directory utility
Click Active Directory
Add the domain name to the Active Directory Domain field
Be sure the Computer name ID is a unique name
Click bind

Now the workstation is joined to the domain.  To enable DSfW users to login to the workstation
Under Hide Advanced Options
Click the User Experience
use smb as the network protocol
and /bin/bash as the default shell
so that users can login when the domain is not available enable Create mobile account at login

The most important setting is… Continue reading