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Network accounts unable to login.

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Dec 28, 2012 6:16 AM

Hello and sorry in advance, this could be a long one.


Last year we upgraded our Snow Leopard server to Lion server. Since October, we have had issues within a 3 day to 1 week time span that network accounts would not be able to authenticate on login to the server (It would state "You are unable to login to the account BlahBlah" at this time. Logging into the account failed because an error has occured). The server is configured with Windows DNS and a static IP, and all of the iMacs have the server selected as their primary authentication. The DNS IP's are correct for both the server and the machines.


This would just randomly occur with no one touching it at all. The machines could still ping my server's DNS name and the IP address assigned, however it just would not authenticate to it.


Any incite would be greatly appreciated!



Note: When a user would login with a local account (when the account issues are occuring) and use finder to authenticate directly to the server, their credentials will work fine and they would be able to view their information.


Note 2: I have checked constantly with the Windows Network Administrators here and it is in the windows DNS, However, It will say "Workstation or Server" when shown up in the listing, not sure if that could be an issue due to Mac's not playing friendly with Windows DNS.


Note 3: DNS services are disabled on the Mac Server, DNS is not even installed.



Error logs Incoming:

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to mowersj540)

    If behaviour is varying from working to not without making any changes to the server then my guess would be an issue with something external to the server, like a misconfigured DNS or DHCP server handing out "wrong" information.


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