Snow Leopard AD Binding misnomer

The misnomer being “Server Address”, it should really be “Domain Name”.
When you point to a specific domain controller, it will fail.

This is because it looks for SRV records in DNS that are only available at the domain level.
So trying it will look for and not find it.

However a lookup of if set up properly will work.
dig -t SRV

The misleading label of “Server Address” is the culprit.
It should read Domain Name.

Hope that helps some people…
(Now I just need to get the AD admin at my work to get the _gc._tcp SRV record published!)