+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Mac Thread, Unable to change password in Technical; WE have around 30 Power Macs that are all stand alone in music. Basically we have a number of accounts ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    939
    Thank Post
    39
    Thanked 70 Times in 54 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Unable to change password

    WE have around 30 Power Macs that are all stand alone in music. Basically we have a number of accounts on all of the machines and one admin account which manages all those accounts on each machine. We have parental controls enabled to stop them messing about with system properties etc...

    We've just started the new year and need to reset the year 11 account password on each machine, we log on as ADMIN and go to accounts, reset password, enter the password twice to verify, everything seems to work, log out of admin, login as year 11 user and it doesnt accept the new password, any ideas???

    Dan

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    hey hey hey, stay outta my shed. STAY OUT OF MY SHED.
    Posts
    1,024
    Thank Post
    238
    Thanked 193 Times in 149 Posts
    Rep Power
    107

    Re: Unable to change password

    Rather than spending ages trying to fix this, might it not be easier to backup the account data, create a new account and restore the data...

    Can you change the account's password when logged on with the account itself?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    939
    Thank Post
    39
    Thanked 70 Times in 54 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Re: Unable to change password

    we cant even delete the user account from the account management screen?

    whats going on there? its like any changes we make as admin just get reversed? we uncheck a box and log out and back in its rechecked?

  4. #4

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,804
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Unable to change password

    sounds like somethings corrupted.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    hey hey hey, stay outta my shed. STAY OUT OF MY SHED.
    Posts
    1,024
    Thank Post
    238
    Thanked 193 Times in 149 Posts
    Rep Power
    107

    Re: Unable to change password

    Quote Originally Posted by danIT
    we cant even delete the user account from the account management screen?

    whats going on there? its like any changes we make as admin just get reversed? we uncheck a box and log out and back in its rechecked?
    First things first, what happens if you open disk utility and choose to repair permissions on the OS disk?

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Hove
    Posts
    6
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Unable to change password

    Your Netinfo Databse is corrupt ->/var/db/netinfo (it's invisible so press cmd+g and type /var to enter the folder, or use terminal)
    Firstly try booting from cd to reset the password, if this doesn't help you've got a slightly bigger problem.
    It might be that yhe machine has it's search order for authentification worng, have a loog in Applications/Utilities/Directory Access and check that the LDAPv3 is not ticked (as you're net using a directory system). If this is working move the Library/Prefernces/com.apple.DirectoryService.plist to the desktop and reboot. This will reset all bindings while retaing the settings so you can resurect them. Reboot and see what happens.....
    Failing this, take one machine and perform and archive and install from disk OS disk, which will replace the core parts of the OS that deal with authentication.

    Good Luck

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Change Password Permissions
    By Jamie_a in forum Windows
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 17th December 2007, 03:20 PM
  2. REALVNC - Mass password change?!?
    By Ben_Stanton in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20th September 2007, 10:18 AM
  3. Icon to Link to Change Password
    By BKGarry in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11th August 2007, 09:45 PM
  4. unable to change tcpip properties?
    By browolf in forum Windows
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13th December 2006, 12:15 PM
  5. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12th November 2006, 02:02 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •