A Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 is running the Services:
- Open Directory
The role of the "Open Directory" service is "Open Directory master".
After a restart the machine is no longer able to login at the graphical console (LoginWindow). The Login Windows displays "Network accounts are unavailable" briefly after boot. The Open Directory users can be remotely accessed using "Workgroup Manager" running on another Mac in the same LAN.
Normally the users were visible at login window, now the only user visible is "Other...".
We tried to login at "Other..." with both a local user (uid=501) and an OD user (uid=1025) at the graphical login window. Neither succeed. We enabled the root user with "
$ sudo dscl . -create /Users/root NFSHomeDirectory /var/root" and "
$ sudo passwd root". Logging in as user 'root' also fails at the graphical loginwindow. Only user "
>console" login does succeed as well as SSH logins.
How to fix graphical login at "Login Window" for local and OD users?