I would like to have my MacBook Pro authenticate against Active Directory running on Windows 2008. A couple of years ago I tried to set this up between OS X 10.4 and Windows 2003 but I wasn't successful. A detailed step-by-step guide and a list of gotchas around domain security policy would be great.
Two great resources on joining OSX clients to Active Directory are:
The Apple white paper on how to do it: pdf
An Apple video presentation on best practices for OSX AD: seminar
Apple has an extensive list of white papers and the like for a whole range of topics - check it out at http://www.apple.com/business/resources/
I'd recommend starting with this guide on Apple's mailing list (credit to Gilbert Palau):
The crux is quoted here: