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I'm wondering whether or not it's possible to put all ~400 users on each computer so that the grades can use each others' Macs interchangeably Most certainly. I'm at a university where they do this on a much larger scale (think about 10–20k), so 400 should be possible — but, it also depends on the school's IT infrastructure. The user directories and ...


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I have encountered the same issue with our Mountain Lion image for our Macbook Pro machines when they are connected to our (2008 R2) Domain. When connected they are able to Administer, but when disconnected the ability to Administer is removed. I even enabled administration by the Domain Users Security Group, but this did not help. What I do to correct this ...


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This script: #!/bin/bash w -h | sort -u -t' ' -k1,1 | while read user etc do homedir=$(dscl . -read /Users/$user NFSHomeDirectory | cut -d' ' -f2) echo =$user= =$homedir= done will do the following: find all users logged in (via ssh too!) w -h or can use the who command too sort and find unique users sort -u -t' ' -k1,1 for each logged user read ...


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Have you looked into creating a local user template? Here for example: http://gigaom.com/apple/how-to-create-a-custom-user-template-in-snow-leopard/ The template folder is copied to the new user folder at first login. The problem now is how to deploy that user template to every new mac, but that's easily solved by other means (you can create a package and ...


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It was Little Snitch :-( I found the solution here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4676595?start=0&tstart=0 First I put LS into silent mode, allowing all connections, but did not help. Then I disabled it completely and login worked. Then at the new user login it reported that there were connections attempts during logon, I examined these, set them ...


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You mention it is/was a work account. Also that it is a managed account. Would you happen to be connecting up to an Active Directory or other directory account? If so, your directory server could be specifying that your account try and connect up with a network share on login. If your connection is wireless or something that passes login credentials in order ...


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According to the postgres output, you need to run the postgres server as the same user that creates the database with initdb. mr-clean:~ smurf$ initdb /usr/local/var/postgres -E utf8 The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "smurf". This user must also own the server process. That means the same user will need to launch the ...


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If the admin has access to the computer remotely while you are logged in then there isnt much you can do about it. As soon as you connect the drive to the computer (encrypted or not - as you said) the drive will become available to anyone who can login to the computer. The only sure fire way is to bring in a laptop. Its also worth checking if your company ...


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This is still a supported function. It's something that needs care and tending (like any sync solution) when a burp causes problems, but Mountain Lion server hasn't made it better or worse than recent server versions (Lion, Snow Leopard) in the management and deployment of network home folders that sync. If you allow multiple log in or true mobile syncing ...


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I would imagine they're using something like Open Directory - so really, it's not all the users on all the Macs, but all the users on a central server that controls access to all the Macs. Also, central control of home directories and such, so each Mac is really just a node for people to log onto and use their shared infrastructure. It's very hard to ...


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From this Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide I learned that The $(...) form has superseded backticks for command substitution. The $(...) form of command substitution permits nesting. Now I am using: user=$(logname) userHome=$(eval echo ~$(echo $user))


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This is something you'll have to change in Workgroup Manager on your home server (assuming you're using Mac OS X Server). What you'll need to do is: Open Workgroup Manager from /Applications/Server Authenticate as a server administrator Find your user account and go to the Preferences tab Go to Mobility Change all the managed preferences from Once or ...


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There is a document from Apple called "Mac OS X Server Open Directory Administration For Version 10.4 or Later". Read Appendix "Mac OS X Directory Data", it contains all what you ask about: "Standard Attributes in Group Records" at page 222 "Standard Attributes in User Records" at page 217 Here is excerpt from the last one: … You can get this ...


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Not yet. You can only do this through Server.app or Workgroup Manager, or System Preferences if you're not running Open Directory. You can create Device Groups through the web interface however. I highly expect Apple to add this to the web UI in future updates to Lion or 10.8.



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