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    Mac Home Folder Woes

    Hi All

    We have 4 suites of Mac's which users are currently managed through our OSX Server 10.4.11 WGM. This means I have 2 directories to manage, OD and AD. This is bad.

    The plan is to get users to use their AD accounts to logon to the 10.5.6 clients and have their windows profile map "H" to \\macserver\share\%username%, this should then create their mac home folder on the server.

    I have bound both the Mac server and the Mac clients to AD, created a sharepoint on the Mac server and set explicit full control permissions on the share for 4 windows accounts, mine and mac1, mac2 & mac3. When I logon to the mac clients, I am successfully authenticated by AD and my Mac home is automatically created under the sharepoint. When I try to logon mac1, mac2 or mac3, logon fails with "You are unable to log in to the user account at this time, logging into the account failed because an error occured" and I get the following error in the client logs:

    authorizationhost[517] ERROR | -
    [HomeDirMounter
    mountNetworkHomeWithURL:attributes:dirPa
    th:username:]|
    PremountHomeDirectoryWithAuthentication(
    url=afp://hallx-mac1.hallcross.local/
    Group7,homedir=/Network/Servers/hallx-
    mac1.hallcross.local/Group7/mac1,
    name=mac1) returned 16

    Can anyone please help!!!!

    Regards
    Paul

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    Is it because macs dont like dns hostnames that end in .local. The want mac1.myschool.sch.uk

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    Hi

    Can anything be done?

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    I believe there are a lot of posts on Google regarding this.

    Mac OS X v10.6: Successive Active Directory users receive "You are unable to log in to the user account (username) at this time" alert

    See if that post is what you are experiencing.

    We are also having issues with OSx home directories, mainly with permissions. I have mapped the OSx home drives to the users normal windows documents meaning that OSx has now created the normal library, desktop, documents etc within their directories already. The weirdness comes in that students can only write, not delete or use files from the areas auto created by OSx.

    For some reason it has left the student as the owner of the directory, but given them no permissions to do anything with the files inside!! Only an administrator can delete files!

    Anyone experienced this before?

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