Slow Login/Logout on AD/OD Network + Intermittent Login Errors..
I've recently installed a mac mini server into a secondary school as an open directory server for the management of around 60 macs that are authenticating through a windows AD server.
I have set the clients up to Not force a local home directory on the startup disk so they all have Network Home folders.
The first issue I ran into was with imovie 09, it wouldn't write to their network homes. I solved this by creating a symbolic link through the MCXRedirector in WGM and pointed their Movies folder to the local hard drive /tmp/%@/Movies and told the teachers that the students will need to use the same imac each lesson when using imovie.
These are my remaining issues;
1 - The log in and log out time on the macs has at least tripled (between 1 and 2 minutes) since the open directory server has been installed and since they were not using network home folders (old setup). I have created more symbolic links to store cache files, log files, the application support folder locally but this seems to of made no difference to the speed.
2 - Students are occasionally and intermittently getting this error on login (never seen before on old set up)
"You are unable to log in to the user account *username* at this time.
Loggin into the account failed because an error occurred."
I fixed this by restarting the clients but it's happening to 1-3 students in each class. I could also log in as a network admin even before restarting the client so seems like it could be a user problem rather than computer however restarting resolved the problem..
I've seen some really helpful posts on this forum regarding this particular setup but despite having a good search through I couldn't find any concrete answers for these problems..
Help is always appreciated,