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Since you can see your "stuff" it is still there but under another user. Somehow you made a mistake and created a brand new User account with nothing in it so now you have 2 users on your computer each with they separate folders and files. What you need to do is to log out of that user account (go to Apple icon top left and select log out). Now you can ...
This would seem to be an answer, but as my situation was resolved when I updated to 10.10 I cannot test to prove it, but share just in case it proves to be useful http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22480382/xcode-5-1-doesnt-load-on-os-x-10-9-2-and-10-9-3/26704775#26704775
There's a simpler way: Log in as a different, admin, user. Delete the account in question; select the option "Don't change the home folder" Go to /Users and rename the home folder from username+deleted to the original, desired, short name. Add a new local user with the same short name; you will be asked would you like to use the existing folder. Agree to ...
When you set a user to services only this limits them to no login. As you can see in your Advanced Options the login shell is set to /usr/bin/false. This will deny login. If you want to share a folder with them setup File Sharing in the Server.app and give them permission to the file share.
When I try to connect user WITHOUT home directory - services only What were you expecting? You chose to set up a user for services only and then tried to login as that user. Of course it's going to fail. Services-only is for users that need calendar, email, time machine etc. but not login. If you want to do a basic login that user needs a home folder.
Do you mean that you want to know the length of time of the current login session, or the total use for the machine since it left the factory? The latter is not possible because the logs that store that sort of information rotate. The former is sort of possible, but will take you checking the logs frequently. For one, the last command will show recent login ...
Uninstalling the application completely, then going to the App Store and purchasing it again will give you the most up to date version of the application (and will be tied to your Apple ID so future updates will work).
I fired up WGM on my Lion Server and connected to the Local Directory of a freshly installed 10.10 server with no problem. That's a start but of course I have to try again once I have set up OD.
Since you do not know the previous user Apple ID, unfortunately you will have to start from scratch. You will have to rebuild your computer OS and all Apple applications under your user ID in order to keep it up to date with software updates in the future. Here are the detailed instructions how to do that. Changing ownership of a used Mac I highly ...
You will need to go to Store->Sign Out, then sign in with your own account. After that, delete the software that is asking for the old account password, and reinstall it under your account. If the software is not free, you will need to buy the software again. You do not have a license to use the software, unfortunately.
I assume that by "I shared", you mean that you've granted other users permissions to read and/or modify this file. But that's all this action does: Granting permissions. It's only half the way, and usually the second in order. The simplest way (and the only one I know of) for the files to actually be shared between different users, is to have them in your ...
I've had to do this as well, and I have an Applescript I wrote and cobbled together from working sources to request the user's password and then use mount_smbfs to mount to a specific location (with folders already set up). This prevents stale passwords from quickly locking out the account, and also prevents passwords in the script body. I do hard-code the ...
I just spoke to Apple Server support. After first informing them that Apple has 'announced' via the above post that Workgroup Manager is no longer being updated, he then checked something and advised me Workgroup Manager should still work in Yosemite (it doesn't, at least not according to my testing so far). He also suggested fill in the relevant Apple ...
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