Uncheck 'Force local home directory..' causes serious delays
Our Macs (10.6.8) are working nicely with AD - authenticating users and get preferences from our Mac server. But we still have the Directory Utility option 'Force local home directory on startup disk' checked, because when we uncheck this, it causes random and severe system hangs. You get the spinning wheel for anything from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and the whole system is hung - and won't respond to anything.
Now, as we want to force our users to save their files to their AD home folder this is the only way we can do it. However I have tried everything I can think of and have run out of ideas. I've been trying to sort this since we got the Macs in over a year ago, running 10.6.5. We have also upgraded the Windows servers from 2003 to 2008 so thats also changed!
So it points to OSX being the problem - question is, how can I find out what is causing these hangs? It happens on all of the Macs when this option is unchecked and renders them unusable until the option is rechecked as the 'hangs' can happen at any time, running any (or no) application and several times during a login session, there is no real pattern!
A 4 pack of EduBeer for anyone who cracks this, I'm stuck now!