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Network Users Unable to login on MAC Clients using OD accounts

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Hi Folks,

I have spent the last few days going over manuals and posts on the net and don't seem to be able to solve this one, hoping someone out there has come across same issue and solved it.

Problem: Network users unable to login to clients using accounts created in OD

Scenario: Small business network, 1 OSX Mac Mini Server (10.6.6) and 1 iMac and 2 Macbook Pro's (10.6.6). I have successfully setup OD, SUS, DHCP, DNS, Webserver, VPN, iCal, Address Book Server etc. All tested and working fine. Now time to migrate users on OSX clients from local accounts to their Network account - want to setup mobile accounts for Macbook Pro users.

*What has been setup:* Have used workgroup manager to create accounts required in OD, have also created computer entries in OD. I have gone into login option on all three and successfully bound the computers to the "network account server". At the login screen the "network user" icon is shown and settings in system preferences to allow networked users to login to client.

*Troubleshooting already done:* Have used OD accounts to login directly to server and this works fine. Users are also able to use OD accounts to login to iCal server and Address Books server and also to create and edit Wiki's . Also able to login to VPN using OD accounts. I have checked the firewall settings and both the Password Server and Authentication Service ports are open.

So this has me stumped - I goto the client login screen- select the "Network User" icon (as opposed to local user), enter the OD user name and the OD user password and then I get the "shaking login box" . So for some reason - the login on the client seems unable to authenticate or initiate login. I have not read anywhere that the login must be <OD server>/username or anything like that - so have just been using the OD user name.

+One last thing:+ The short name of both the local account and the OD account are the same - I am trying to minimise change and plan to simply migrate settings and files and change permissions/ownership from local account to OD account once successfully logged in. I have however tested a user name that is not the same short name as the local account and get the same error, so don't think it is related to that.

I am sure its something obvious to someone knowledgeable - thanks in advance for your help.
MBPro 13, iMac 27, Macmini, Mac OS X (10.6), OSX Server in Use

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