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Can see Windows machines from mac but not Mac from Windows

I've tried all of the advice but none seems to work I have an iMac M1 running Sonoma 14.4 and an older iMac running Windows 10 via Bootcamp. From the M1 iMac, I can see the Windows machine and can ...
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Which users should I connect as when backing up multiple hosts to a shared drive?

Alice and Bob both have MacBooks. There's an always-on mac mini with a 5TB external drive they want to use for Time Machine backups. Bob signs in to the Mac Mini and plugs in the 5TB drive, and ...
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How do I augment Active Directory users in Open Directory?

I've done this in the past, but I barely remember anymore. I'd like to augment Active Directory (AD) users so they're able to use network home folders when the log in to Macs; they don't won't use ...
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Mac OS Account on an External Disk?

I need a Mac that is often offline for confidentiality. Is it possible to store an Admin or General User account on an external disk which I could only login to when plugged in? In my instance it's ...
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Network users S-L-O-W on macOS High Sierra

I have an old MacBook Pro (Mid-2010 13″, 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 8GB 1067MHz DDR3) that I’m trying to set up for my daughter to use for covid-induced home school. I replaced the old HD with an SSD and gave ...
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iMac won't let me login with network account

I have a number of iMacs running Sierra/High Sierra/Mojave, which I'm adding to a client's Windows Active Directory. Everything is going well, but I've hit a tiny snag that I can't work out. I have ...
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Copy entire user profile to new device with different username

My work MBP has been set up as a standalone device, but now needs to join the corporate network. Is there a way to copy my entire user profile (apps, config, terminal settings etc) to a new device (...
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Safari won't open from one network client

I have a user who is having difficulty opening Safari on one particular client machine. They have tested it on all other client machines in the same office and it works without issue, but this one ...
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Not able to login using network account after upgrade to High Sierra

I just upgraded to macOS High Sierra and now I am not able to login using network account. However, I am able to unlock the FileVault2 volume using the old credentials but then it asks for credentials ...
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Airdrop is not working with my Mac

I have a Macbook air 11 inch early 2014 with Mac os X 10.11.5 installed. I can't send or receive from my mac to any other iOS device. If I want to send something to my iPhone, the iPhone never scans ...
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Transferring Files Between Two Separate (not connected to the same network) Computers?

I need to send a colleague a relatively large application (>5GB), and was thinking of how I could go about sending it. Cloud-based services such as DropBox won't work because the file is much bigger ...
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Migrating Active Directory accounts from one Mac to another using Migration Assistant

Is it possible to migrate Active Directory network accounts from one Mac to another with Migration assistant? They don't show up in Migration Assistant; only the local accounts do.
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Network homes / synchronized mobile homes with OS X and Active Directory

I work in a company which manages IT for several customers (mainly for Apple OS X deployments). Some of them have more users than computers, so they need some form of "movable" home directory (so the ...
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Encrypted Users Directory

This is the scenario: I have some macbooks bound to Active Directory, so that any AD user can log in. Per requirements from above, all user data needs to be encrypted. Encrypting the entire hard ...
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Listing only Mobile Accounts in terminal

I have a way to list all the accounts in Mac via terminal using the dscacheutil command. Is there any way to get to know if a particular account is a mobile account or not from the terminal?
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Detect if logged in user is network active directory user or local user

When a User logs in to os x , I want to detect if user is a local user or a network account user based on which I have to allow my app to run. Couldn't find any solution which tells that current ...
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My network is not showing up on my list of networks

I have a Mac OSX. My network is not showing up on my list of networks. I am able to get online on this computer but not on the other computers in the house connected wirelessly. This has been the ...
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OSX Server: should I use Open Directory?

I'm currently setting up an OSX Server (Mavericks) in a small company (10.9 on the clients as well), and I'm trying to decide what the best approach is to manage accounts. The accounts will not be ...
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Same user multiple times - Sharing & Permissions

My account at work (rtonneyck), is a Windows domain account. That's what I use to login too. I noticed the permissions for my Shared windows drive has my user name listed multiple times. Why is this?? ...
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SMB network shares frequently disconnecting & failing to reconnect

Late 2013 iMac running 10.9.2, authenticated to Open Directory and Active Directory, connecting to SMB shares hosted on multiple Windows server file shares. Connected to the network via ethernet. ...
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Deleting a network user profile from computer

My computer is hooked up to a school domain, and a few people used it to log on. Now, the accounts of the other users are still here. I don't have any of their files, but just the empty shell accounts ...
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OSX Open Directory Network Users Problem and Kerberos

I've got a Mavericks Server mostly working, but I still get some funkiness. Main problem is that I've been having a great deal of trouble getting network user accounts with home directories on the ...
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Users cannot change their password when connecting to OS X Server Mavericks

I set up a bunch of users on my OS X Server 3 (Mavericks) requesting they reset the temporary password I gave them. However, no one is able to do that: when connecting via AFP for the first time, they ...
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LDAP Network Account Logins in Mavericks

I'd like to be able to link an LDAP server to Mavericks to permit users to login with their LDAP credentials. I have the following problem: Although I know the fully qualified DN for a user (in the ...
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OS X Server network sync issues

I've been running an Open Directory environment for over a year now, and this issue has never, ever stopped plaguing my network. Users constantly have syncing errors, seemingly due to permissions ...
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You are unable to log in to the user account “user_name” at this time

I have a Mountain Lion server and two Mountain Lion clients. I have two network users. From one of the clients I can log on using either of these two accounts, from the other I cannot log using ...
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Very long login times in Mac OS X

I am experiencing an issue with OS X 10.8.3, where it takes a very long time to login. It seems like it has something to do with which network I am connected to. Explanation of the issue: I get home ...
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Homebrew installed PostgreSQL for use by multiple accounts

I'm using Homebrew to install PostgreSQL (PG) on a MacBook Air. admin user brew installed PostgreSQL. I'd like another (mobile account) user to be able to use the database for Rails development. ...
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HomeSync / Mobile - Settings & keychain missing

I've recently rolled out an Open Directory domain in our office. The domain has been set up so user profiles are synced with the server via HomeSync, so we could use FileVault2 to encrypt the machines....
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When editing files on a (Windows?) networked drive I get "could not be saved" errors

When I edit files that are stored locally, everything works fine, but when editing files that are stored on my networked home directory (at uni here), I get: The document "<x>" could not be ...
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Is it possible to enable Legacy FileVault for a network user?

I am running Mac OS X 10.8 Server with File Sharing and Open Directory providing home directories to network users, so when users log in their home directory is automatically mounted over AFP. Is it ...
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external drive network security

I work in an office where all user accounts are on a server, the admin has access to all the screens and devices though the network. How can I protect the drive I connect to my system from my snoopy ...
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OS X Server: Multiple Mobile Homes syncing to a single Network Home Directory?

Looking for validation that Profile Manager in Mountain Lion Server can be used to keep Portable (Mobile) Home Directories on multiple Macs in sync with one Network Home. Users have "main" desktop ...
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Default profile with Active Directory

As a warning: I'm no specialist at all. I work as a student here and trying to help to fix the Mac environment. I might use the wrong terminology at times but I try to be as clear as possible. ...
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Mobile Account as Administrators Not Working While Mobile

I had a user that was set up to administer an OS X machine. That user is an AD account, with mobile accounts enabled. The user's AD group is set to allow administration using the directory utility. I ...
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AD User as an administrator on the Mac?

I'm looking for a way to add an Active Directory user to a Mac and let them administrate the machine, without making more than just that user an administrator. Right now, I'm using Directory Utility ...
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What's the maximum amount of users I can have on OS X and how many of these can be logged in at the same time?

One of my friends controls hundreds of Macs for a school. They have Lion. The 6th grade Macs have the 6th grade accounts (~100), the 7th grade Macs have the 7th grade accounts (~120) and the 8th ...
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Unable to manage mobile account settings

I'm trying to manage my mobile account settings after migrating my local account to a network account. The problem is that the settings button is greyed out. How can I change this in order to get my ...
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List & documentation for Open Directory properties

Anyone know where I can find documentation on the various properties available for directory services on the Mac? man dscl only tells me that I can -create or -read a record. It doesn't tell me how ...
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Can I access 10.6 Server network/mobile accounts on a Lion client machine?

I have a Mac Pro running 10.6.8 Server and a MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) running Lion 10.7.2. I would like to configure a mobile account for my wife to use. The idea is that she'll be able to access her ...
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Can I Add/Remove users from web interface (Profile Manager) on Lion Server?

It appears as though you can do most things in the Lion Server WebUI (Profile Manager), but I can't seem to be able to add/remove users (or find an answer). Is this possible?
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Unable to log in to open directory account

I'm in the process of setting up my Mac Mini with Lion server. Everything appears to be working fine on the server, but I'm having problems logging into any open directory account that has a network ...
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Find logged on user and network home directory with a bash script

I am trying to use a script to find the username and home directory of the user that is currently logged on to a Mac. This is what I have, and it works, but is there a better (i.e. simpler) way to do ...
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