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EnhancedAD:

Using a Mac on Active
Directory

Apple Mac computers and iOS devices are the creative's platforms of choice. However, it can be a challenge to integrate them into an organisation’s wider, typically Windows-based network.

Windows network integration involves interfacing with Windows Active Directory (AD). While Apple provides tools for this purpose, the experience of using them often falls short. Issues with user authentication, file management and connecting to network peripherals, like printers, may remain.

Our software solution, EnhancedAD, enables your Mac and iOS devices to integrate seamlessly with a Windows network. From an effortless login to easy file access, EnhancedAD removes poor user experience, so creativity can just happen.

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Advantages of using EnhancedAD

  • aster login timesFaster login times
  • Simpler file sharingSimpler file sharing
  • Virtual Scratch DisksVirtual Scratch Disks
Faster login times

Faster login times

Logging in to a networked Mac or iOS device can take several minutes to complete. In live, timed situations, such as corporate presentations, lectures or school lessons, this could have problematic repercussions.

A long delay can break an audience’s focus and reduce productivity. In a classroom, it could spell the end of a controlled lesson, as students fail to stay on-task.

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Simpler network file sharing and file management

Sharing files between users on the network is made easier with EnhancedAD: just right-click on a file. The action opens a dialogue box which allows sharing to occur. This is valuable for collaborative team projects and situations where quick feedback is required.

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Simpler network file sharing and file management
Large file sharing with virtual scratch disks

Large file sharing with virtual scratch disks

EnhancedAD allows media and music applications to work well, even when files are located on remote network storage.

Most applications of this type only access and save data to a local hard drive, for reasons of stability and efficiency. EnhancedAD can configure virtual scratch space in network storage, for use by an app

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Regular feature and security updates

Our software is updated with each OS release from Apple. This means migrating to a newer OS version should not cause conflicts or compatibility problems for your network. Thanks to our solution, it is also easy to release incremental updates or push out new antivirus definitions.

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Regular feature and security updates
Fit-for-purpose
Fit-for-purpose

Counterpoint’s Apple network configuration is the first I’ve encountered which I would describe as being fit-for-purpose within a School.

Fit-for-purpose

– Thomas Phillips, IT Services Manager, Thurston Community College –

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Why choose Counterpoint for your enhanced Windows integration solution?
UK Based Support
UK Based Support

Our software comes with installation support, training and ongoing technical support. EnhancedAD is easy for new engineers and support staff to understand. However, if help is needed, we will always be available at a time convenient for you.

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Regular updates

Regular software updates, including iOS upgrades, are included as part of your annual subscription. We always strive to ensure the solution works efficiently, providing you with peace of mind.

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Regular updates
Expertise
Expertise

Counterpoint is dedicated to creating innovative solutions for networked Apple devices. EnhancedAD was the result of years of experience in the field. We consolidated our knowledge into a package which delivers a flawless and user-friendly experience. Counterpoint currently supports over 1,500 devices. We understand the challenges of configuring Mac and iOS machines for networks. Just as importantly, we know how to mitigate the challenges successfully.

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Want to find out more?

Get in touch if you would like to find out about our RMM services. We can help guide you through to the best management solution that works for your team. With over 30 years of experience we love to chat about all things Apple Mac and monitoring. We look forward to hearing from you.

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