5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2012 8:45 AM by jcarvajal
SundownJack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have several MacBooks with Lion 10.7.4.  The accounts are set up using LDAP while on the network.  They also have local admin rights.  When away from the network they will not log on.  I saw some solutions for earlier versions, but not for Lion.  Any suggestions?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: Can not log in Mac Lion 10.7 outside Network.
    jcarvajal Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)

    I'm having exactly the same problem. Did you sort it out?

    Thanks!

     

    Jaime

  • 2. Re: Can not log in Mac Lion 10.7 outside Network.
    SundownJack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just recreated the mobile account and so far it has worked.

  • 3. Re: Can not log in Mac Lion 10.7 outside Network.
    jcarvajal Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)

    Thanks. I'm afraid I don't quite know how to do that. My problem is that I inherited an intel-based iMac wich was originally set up for Network accounts only. I upgraded from 10.5 to 10.5 and now I can't log in. My feeling is that it is looking for the server to chek the password and as it can't find it it just replies with a "wrong password".

     

    I've also created new admin accounts by deleting the .AppleSetupDone file but still the same problem after restart.

     

    If you could give me a few hints will be much appreciated!

     

    Thanks,

     

    Jaime

  • 4. Re: Can not log in Mac Lion 10.7 outside Network.
    SundownJack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You say you upgrade from 10.5 to 10.5, I am assuming you upgraded to 10.7 or 10.8.  This is how you create a mobile account in 10.7 and 10.8:

    Open System Preferences, Users & Groups, Login Options, Join, Open Directory Utilities, Active Directory, Click on the edit pencil in the botton left of window, Click Show advanced.  You should now see the option to create a mobile account.  You will need to be on your active directory network to create the account.  Once you have checked the box to create the mobile account, just log off and log back in and it will create a mobile account.  You should now be able to open you AD account away from the network.  Changes you make will sync when you return to your network. 

  • 5. Re: Can not log in Mac Lion 10.7 outside Network.
    jcarvajal Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)

    Yes sorry, I meant to write 10.5 to 10.7...

     

    Thanks for your help, I finally managed to unlock the iMac.

     

    Thanks again,

     

    Jaime