1. For MAC 10.5 Go to Applications>Utilities>Directory Access
If the lock icon is locked, click it and type the name and password of an administrator.
For MAC 10.6 and above, go to Macintosh HD> System> Library> Core services> Directory
2. Select Active Directory in the list of services, then click Configure.
3. Click Unbind, then authenticate as a user who has rights to terminate a connection to the
Active Directory domain and click OK.
4. If you see an alert saying the credentials weren’t accepted or the computer can’t contact Active
Directory, you can click Force Unbind to forcibly break the connection.
- Occasionally a mac on our network stops connecting to the network. I was told to get it to reconnect to unbind it from the active directory and then delete the ldap settings, restart computer, rebind to active directory and then replace the ldap settings.
- Mar 03, 2014 We have an employee who will be leaving the organization next week, and they have allowed him to keep this MacBook Air. Currently the Mac is tied to our AD. I need to disconnect the machine from that and allow his account and files left on there. Am I correct with this process: Create new local profile; Unbind from AD as local admin.
While developing a process to make it relatively easy for a someone with little Mac experience to unbind and rebind a Mac to an Active Directory domain, I ran across an interesting problem. I wanted to use Apple’s dsconfigad tool but it wants to have a user account and password either specified as part of the command, or have the command. The main reason to use domain to increase security, that's why we use DC, but in any case you want to change the login do following:-make sure to make user without expire password. Create batch file.bat as follow.
5. If you forcibly unbind, Active Directory will still contain a computer record for this computer.
You should notify the Active Directory administrator so the administrator knows to remove the
Disconnect Mac From Domain Unbind List
6. In the Services pane, deselect Active Directory’s Enable setting, then click Apply.
8. Double click to open the Directory Access
9. Click the lock to make changes and the following screen will appear
Disconnect Mac From Domain Unbind Server
10. Type in your user name to log in and the following screen will appear.
11. Choose services tab and choose Active directory option and choose configure.
12. Hit Apply.
13. Choose unbind from the following screen.
14. Type in the user ID and password (type the old password) and click OK.
15. From the following screen choose the BIND option
16. When you choose bind the following screen pops up.
17. Type in the user name and password and click OK. And password would now be
synchronized and the following screen would appear
18. Click ok to end the process.
Directory Utility User Guide
If a computer is using Directory Utility’s Active Directory connector to bind to an Active Directory server, you can unbind the computer from the Active Directory server.
You can forcibly unbind if the computer can’t contact the server or if the computer record is removed from the server.
In the Directory Utility app on your Mac, click Services.
Click the lock icon.
Enter an administrator’s user name and password, then click Modify Configuration (or use Touch ID).
Select Active Directory, then click the “Edit settings for the selected service” button .
Click Unbind, authenticate as a user who has rights to terminate a connection to the Active Directory domain, then click OK.
If you see an alert saying the credentials weren’t accepted or the computer can’t contact Active Directory, click Force Unbind to forcibly break the connection.
If you forcibly unbind, Active Directory still contains a computer record for this computer. Let the Active Directory administrator know to remove the computer record.