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I ask because I configured and installed a profile for a network account on my Macbook Air (10.9) to create a synchronized Mobility Home on a Mac Mini server (10.8).

However, I cannot login as this user on the server or my Air, because I receive the message that the home already exists. This occurs even though I have removed the devices from profile manager and the user from the group.

I expect this is because I have not updated the configuration profile on the account, but I cannot do so because I cannot log in as that user.

So, I'd like to purge any instance of these configurations. So far, I've tried the following:

  1. Deleting /Library/Preferences/DirectoryService/
  2. Clearing the MCX Cache as per this Apple KB article

I am asking specifically how to clear these configs, but if it comes up, yes, I have deleted the home folder on the Air and the Mini, and no, neither have a local account with the same name.

  • Is it other users or one specific one? Can you delete and recreate the user? – Digitalchild Aug 6 '13 at 22:04
  • The user did not show up in the user list in System Preferences or dscl, so I couldn't recreate it. – Tohuw Aug 7 '13 at 12:38
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The profiles appear to be stored in

/private/var/db/ConfigurationProfiles/Store/ConfigProfiles.binary

I'd not recommend tampering with it, though.

To see what profiles are installed, and then remove one, assuming you can sudo to the user, you could try:

root$ sudo -u chymb profiles -L
chymb[1] attribute: profileIdentifier: com.stackexchange.apple.test
There are 1 user configuration profiles installed for 'chymb'
root$ sudo -u chymb profiles -R -p com.stackexchange.apple.test
  • I ended up resolving it a different way (by fixing the problem that prevented the mobility home from being created), but this answers the question and is what I was looking for. Thanks! – Tohuw Aug 7 '13 at 12:39
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If you haven't restricted System Preferences in the Profile Manager it should be an option in System Preferences > Profile.

Delete it from there and reboot.

  • I could not login as the user, so the profile did not appear there. – Tohuw Aug 6 '13 at 13:05
  • Sorry, missed that. – Digitalchild Aug 6 '13 at 22:04

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