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Convert managed mobile account to unmanaged

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G Robert Lewis Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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Nov 1, 2012 2:09 PM

Help, please. I've searched everywhere for an answer without success.

 

History: I got a MacBook Pro in 2008, running Leopard IIRC. At the time, I had a PowerMac G4 running Tiger Server. I set up the laptop with a managed mobile account that was synced with a user account on the server.

 

I have since decommissioned the server, but through multiple OS upgrades, the MacBook Pro insists on trying to sync with the now-nonexistent server!

 

In desperation I wiped the hard drive and did a clean reinstall of Mountain Lion, and it STILL wants to sync! The stupid menu bar icon still flashes while it apparently hunts for the server.

 

I've tried firing up the old server and turning off account management, but nothing changes.

 

My best guess is that there is some launchd process that's started when I log in (I did restore my old user folder after the OS reinstall).

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 4GB, 256GB SSD
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 10:03 PM (in response to G Robert Lewis)

    Hello, in System Preferences>MobileMe or .mac, remove login name & PW.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 7:50 PM (in response to G Robert Lewis)

    To find out if it's system wide or user specific, try this...

     

    Open System Preferences>Users& Groups, unlock the lock, click on the little plus icon, make a new admin account, log out & into the new account.

     

    Does it work in the new account?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 9:55 AM (in response to G Robert Lewis)

    Ah, I see clearer now, thanks. I'm not certain, but I don't think we need to worry about anything in ~/Library/Preferences, the culptit is likely in a place like these...

     

    /private/var/run/StartupItems

    /Library/StartupItems

    /System/Library/StartupItems

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons

    /Library/LaunchDaemons

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 9:32 PM (in response to G Robert Lewis)

    I'd disable/delete/move those items in /System/Library/LaunchDaemons, that's seemingly what is doing it, then reboot.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 10:04 AM (in response to G Robert Lewis)

    Hmmm, might ghange this one...

     

    <key>RunAtLoad</key>

              <true/>

     

    To...

     

    <key>RunAtLoad</key>

              <false/>

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    Jan 8, 2013 12:08 PM (in response to G Robert Lewis)

    Hi Robert,

    Did you ever get this figured out?  I am having the same problem.  For me I also had an email account set up that I cannot delete.  If I get rid of it, it comes back.  Very frustrating!

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