User Accounts preferences on OS X allows separating User Accounts from the System files on the principal Hard Disk drive. I have attempted this configuration on three different mac computers. Unfortunately, this excellent idea has a short life expectancy, because inevitably user permissions become hopelessly compromised. After seeking support from Apple Care services, I was told that although Apple facilitates the utilization of this process in System Preferences, in practice it cannot supply the user any support when trouble arises.
It occurred to me, that putting a user account on a server and the system files on a client computer, the disruption of permissions could be avoided. Is this a feasible plan to implement on Snow Leopard and later OS?