It has something to do with the login process maybe.... I wondering if it hanging up on DHX2 protocol?
check if this helps
At least it's worth a try.
but yeah.. still give apple a call
10.6.8 isn't considered legacy, but whatever implementation or process of logging on to 10.6.8 Server via 10.8.1 Client has some kind of bug maybe via DHX2 ... but at least it's worth a try in testing a few computers....
Like I said there's some kind of bug when dealing with more than a few computers... at least with worth a try and if it did work at least it's might be a workaround til they fix it.
Thanks for the thoughts, I implemented the changes, but will have to test tomorrow with multiple people loggin in.
As a note I watched a log of logs and afp stuff today.
Would the fact the 10.8 were imaged using deploystudio matter, I wouldn't think so it just doesn't make sense why it works with 1 to 2 people logging in, but not more than that.
I would recommend installing 10.6.8 on those new iMacs its a good OS and it works very well on networks as you know, that's what I have done on my netwok, after all 10.8 is in its early development and there will be issues with it.
And of course Apple are not really bothered when it comes to networking Macs, you can tell that when you think about the demise of the XServer and the poor server tools they now have, Snow Leopard sever in my apinion is still the best they produced, its been all down hill since then.
Also when you start getting alot of networked macs watch out for AFP crashes, this is a known issue that Apple know about and claim they have fixed in 10.7.4 but I can't confirm this as I have diched AFP and I use a Windows server with smb, (set up a magic triangle). this has been working very well so far, and of course that way you get to use a real print server.(something you don't get with Lion or Mountain Lion)