1785 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2009 12:59 PM by Leaping Ahead
It was noted way back in 10.5.0 that using "Directory Utility" to disable "root" doesn't reverse all of the changes made when it used to enable "root" -- including whatever triggers the appearance of "Other" at the login window. Apparently, this still hasn't been resolved.
Instead, try logging in to an "admin" account, launching "/Applications" > "Utilities" > "Terminal.app" and entering this command:<pre>
Apart from enabling Root Directory Utility also allows for Active Directory 'binding' and Open Directory 'joining'. Either LDAP Server will present 'Other' as an option on the login screen assuming the credentials presented for Active Directory were correct. For Open Directory you would not necessarily need authenticated binding.
On the login window clicking on the gray letters beneath where it says OSX should cycle certain information. Things like Build and OSX Version, Serial Number etc. If it says Network Accounts Available then odds are that's where the 'Other' Account is coming from.
To remove quit out of all applications launch Terminal and issue:
sudo rm -R /Library/Preferences/DirectoryService
followed by a restart. Hopefully you should be back to normal?