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    Clients are now showing me a Mac OSX Server login screen

    As above really, was just on the verge of having these machines working correctly with AD (network drives and authentication) and OD (settings) and when i restarted them they've now all got a Mac OSX Server login window.

    Why would this be?
    How can i fix it?

    Help really appreciated!

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    have you got a screen shot?

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    I will sort one out this morning

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    This is what i'm seeing on my clients

    Screen shot 2011-09-12 at 08.56.15.png

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    Do you have NetBoot enabled on the server? What version of OSX is it?

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    No, i have NetInstall enabled but not NetBoot, 10.6.8

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    do you have auto login disabled



    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    No, i have NetInstall enabled but not NetBoot, 10.6.8

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    Yes pretty sure i have.

    I'm now re-imaging the machines, so we'll have to see if the same problem occurs later today.

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    Right, i reimaged them, added them to AD, then to OD.
    At this point i was able to log in and access shared network drives and the users windows home drive.

    I then sent out a package for iLife '08 and restarted them.

    Now i'm back to the originally stated problem, the Server login screen.
    I can't believe the iLife package has caused this but thought i'd mention it as that's the only thing that changed between the stations working and not working.

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    You didn't create/edit the disc image on the mac osx server did you?

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    My guess would be that a netrestore set was created using System Image Utility on the server using the server's HD as the source and not a client Mac's HD

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    I don't have any images of the server whatsoever, i've created a total of three, two from workstations and one for a macbook, i've since deleted the duplicate workstation image.

    Also the machine does not do this unless i bind to AD/OD. They stay sitting with a normal login screen until i bind them, then some short while later if i restart they get the server login screen.
    They then fail to use AD accounts, but as tested late yesterday can use OD accounts.
    If i unplug the Mac server from the network they then fail to log on at all unless locally.

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    Ok i might be getting somewhere.

    Just realised my iLife 08 package wasn't installed on this machine i was tinkering with (and was behaving itself), so i rolled it out from ARD and restarted and bam! the issue presented itself.

    Then i realised i created the iLife package on the server.



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