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Unable to manage mobile account settings

I'm trying to manage my mobile account settings after migrating my local account to a network account. The problem is that the settings button is greyed out. How can I change this in order to get ...
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AD User as an administrator on the Mac?

I'm looking for a way to add an Active Directory user to a Mac and let them administrate the machine, without making more than just that user an administrator. Right now, I'm using Directory Utility ...
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OSX Server: should I use Open Directory?

I'm currently setting up an OSX Server (Mavericks) in a small company (10.9 on the clients as well), and I'm trying to decide what the best approach is to manage accounts. The accounts will not be ...
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When editing files on a (Windows?) networked drive I get “could not be saved” errors

When I edit files that are stored locally, everything works fine, but when editing files that are stored on my networked home directory (at uni here), I get: The document "<x>" could not be ...
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Find logged on user and network home directory with a bash script

I am trying to use a script to find the username and home directory of the user that is currently logged on to a Mac. This is what I have, and it works, but is there a better (i.e. simpler) way to do ...
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Very long login times in Mac OS X

I am experiencing an issue with OS X 10.8.3, where it takes a very long time to login. It seems like it has something to do with which network I am connected to. Explanation of the issue: I get ...
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Detect if logged in user is network active directory user or local user

When a User logs in to os x , I want to detect if user is a local user or a network account user based on which I have to allow my app to run. Couldn't find any solution which tells that current ...
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Can I access 10.6 Server network/mobile accounts on a Lion client machine?

I have a Mac Pro running 10.6.8 Server and a MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) running Lion 10.7.2. I would like to configure a mobile account for my wife to use. The idea is that she'll be able to access her ...
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What's the maximum amount of users I can have on OS X and how many of these can be logged in at the same time?

One of my friends controls hundreds of Macs for a school. They have Lion. The 6th grade Macs have the 6th grade accounts (~100), the 7th grade Macs have the 7th grade accounts (~120) and the 8th ...
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Default profile with Active Directory

As a warning: I'm no specialist at all. I work as a student here and trying to help to fix the Mac environment. I might use the wrong terminology at times but I try to be as clear as possible. ...
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Same user multiple times - Sharing & Permissions

My account at work (rtonneyck), is a Windows domain account. That's what I use to login too. I noticed the permissions for my Shared windows drive has my user name listed multiple times. Why is this?? ...
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You are unable to log in to the user account “user_name” at this time

I have a Mountain Lion server and two Mountain Lion clients. I have two network users. From one of the clients I can log on using either of these two accounts, from the other I cannot log using ...
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external drive network security

I work in an office where all user accounts are on a server, the admin has access to all the screens and devices though the network. How can I protect the drive I connect to my system from my snoopy ...
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OS X Server: Multiple Mobile Homes syncing to a single Network Home Directory?

Looking for validation that Profile Manager in Mountain Lion Server can be used to keep Portable (Mobile) Home Directories on multiple Macs in sync with one Network Home. Users have "main" desktop ...
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List & documentation for Open Directory properties

Anyone know where I can find documentation on the various properties available for directory services on the Mac? man dscl only tells me that I can -create or -read a record. It doesn't tell me how ...
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Can I Add/Remove users from web interface (Profile Manager) on Lion Server?

It appears as though you can do most things in the Lion Server WebUI (Profile Manager), but I can't seem to be able to add/remove users (or find an answer). Is this possible?
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SMB network shares frequently disconnecting & failing to reconnect

Late 2013 iMac running 10.9.2, authenticated to Open Directory and Active Directory, connecting to SMB shares hosted on multiple Windows server file shares. Connected to the network via ethernet. ...
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LDAP Network Account Logins in Mavericks

I'd like to be able to link an LDAP server to Mavericks to permit users to login with their LDAP credentials. I have the following problem: Although I know the fully qualified DN for a user (in the ...
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Network user losing administrative privileges after shutdown

Running into a strange problem with a newly deployed iMac running 10.8.4, bound to Open Directory & Active Directory, data migrated (via Migration Assistant) from an older iMac running 10.7... ...
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How to Access Network services on a MBP with Lion Behind an ISA server

I have a MBP running OSX lion. I work in an academic environment where every thing is windows based. The campus runs an ISA server for security and all the services (mail, msn messenger, java ) are ...
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Unable to log in to open directory account

I'm in the process of setting up my Mac Mini with Lion server. Everything appears to be working fine on the server, but I'm having problems logging into any open directory account that has a network ...
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Is it possible to enable Legacy FileVault for a network user?

I am running Mac OS X 10.8 Server with File Sharing and Open Directory providing home directories to network users, so when users log in their home directory is automatically mounted over AFP. Is it ...
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Mobile Account as Administrators Not Working While Mobile

I had a user that was set up to administer an OS X machine. That user is an AD account, with mobile accounts enabled. The user's AD group is set to allow administration using the directory utility. I ...
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OS X Server network sync issues

I've been running an Open Directory environment for over a year now, and this issue has never, ever stopped plaguing my network. Users constantly have syncing errors, seemingly due to permissions ...
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Homebrew installed PostgreSQL for use by multiple accounts

I'm using Homebrew to install PostgreSQL (PG) on a MacBook Air. admin user brew installed PostgreSQL. I'd like another (mobile account) user to be able to use the database for Rails development. ...
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What is the use in having a mobile directory if a system is joined to AD?

We've been experimenting with some Macs joined to AD. It seems that a mobile directory being created without prompting the user will create a home directory on the local machine at login. That's ...
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My network is not showing up on my list of networks

I have a Mac OSX. My network is not showing up on my list of networks. I am able to get online on this computer but not on the other computers in the house connected wirelessly. This has been the ...
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Deleting a network user profile from computer

My computer is hooked up to a school domain, and a few people used it to log on. Now, the accounts of the other users are still here. I don't have any of their files, but just the empty shell accounts ...
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OSX Open Directory Network Users Problem and Kerberos

I've got a Mavericks Server mostly working, but I still get some funkiness. Main problem is that I've been having a great deal of trouble getting network user accounts with home directories on the ...
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Users cannot change their password when connecting to OS X Server Mavericks

I set up a bunch of users on my OS X Server 3 (Mavericks) requesting they reset the temporary password I gave them. However, no one is able to do that: when connecting via AFP for the first time, they ...
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mac server lost network users

We are using a mac mini with os x server installed on it. Since 3 days we can't login no more to access the files on it (via Finder > shared). We can share the screen of our server and when we open ...
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HomeSync / Mobile - Settings & keychain missing

I've recently rolled out an Open Directory domain in our office. The domain has been set up so user profiles are synced with the server via HomeSync, so we could use FileVault2 to encrypt the ...
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OS/X 10.6 Bizarre login bug: Making alternative “Others…” appear. Why does this happen?

I am studying at NUS in Singapore, and they have a mac-equipped computer lab here at school. All users (students) have our own personal accounts that we use to log in to the computers with. Sometimes ...