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    Log in Screen Leopard 10.5

    I have suite of 30 mac minis which I have imaged from the same image using Netrestore
    Each mac mini is configured to daul boot between Leopard and XP
    All mac mini's are bound to active directory. All is working OK.
    I have renamed the mac mini's before joining to active directory.
    When the mac mini boots to Leopard OS and the log in screen appears, it shows the old computername.I have tried changing the name but on reboot the old name still appears on the log in screen.I enabled the root account and used a plist editor to try and change the name in the following plists:-
    /library/preferences/system configuration/com.apple.smb.server.plist
    /library/preferences/system configuration/preferences.plist/system and network

    Any help would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrystone View Post
    I have suite of 30 mac minis which I have imaged from the same image using Netrestore
    Each mac mini is configured to daul boot between Leopard and XP
    All mac mini's are bound to active directory. All is working OK.
    I have renamed the mac mini's before joining to active directory.
    When the mac mini boots to Leopard OS and the log in screen appears, it shows the old computername.I have tried changing the name but on reboot the old name still appears on the log in screen.I enabled the root account and used a plist editor to try and change the name in the following plists:-
    /library/preferences/system configuration/com.apple.smb.server.plist
    /library/preferences/system configuration/preferences.plist/system and network

    Any help would be appreciated
    system preferences --> sharing

    There should be a text field at the top where you can rename the computer

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    thanks for response

    I've tried this both as an administrator and system administrator.

    When mac reboots name reverts to old name


    barry

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    Thanks for replying

    Web link to script seems to be dead

    Thanks

    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrystone View Post
    Ric

    Thanks for replying

    Web link to script seems to be dead

    Thanks

    Barry
    The wiki has gone mad and vanished its existance!!!

    EDIT: We are going to either hunt it down or I will re-write the wiki page tomorrow... it's a great script though! It changes the three computer names that macs have, joins OD and joins AD!
    Last edited by Ric_; 5th August 2009 at 05:08 PM.

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    The legend that is ZeroHour managed to unvanish the script but it can also be found at Script to rename Macs and join them to OD/AD if it disappears again

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    Silly question, how does your script differ from the OD policy set to name the machine the same as the OD machine name?

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    Hi everyone

    The problem with the old computer name appearing on the log in screen is driving me crazy.

    I have tried the script and also changed the name in system preferences/sharing to no avail
    I have even deleted the following two plist files:-

    /library/preferences/systemconfiguration/com.apple.smb.server.plist
    /library/preferences/system configuration/preferences.plist

    On reboot the old name appears on the logon screen before you log in.

    Where is this old name coming from?

    Using Leopard 10.5 dual booting with XP

    Any help would be appreciated

    Regards

    Barry Stone

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    Are you using OD policies? There is a policy to set the machine name to the OD machine name like I said above...

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    Howdy ^^
    This will not change the name but you could perhaps stop it from displaying it or change it to display something else using a freeware utility called 'deeper' to reconfigure the advanced hidden settings of the login window.

    It can be found on the apple.com website under 'all downloads' and then the disk / system utilties section.

    I'm pretty much a noob with these macs so I can't help you at the moment. Give me 6 months or so ^^

    Deeper has helped me remove any accounts from being displayed at the login window (network, local and admin), and set a message for our end user agreement policy etc. It has lots of other features too. Handy little app.

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