I have just purchased a mac mini with a lion server preinstalled (10.7.3). The server is for home use with 5 users hanging of it and (eventually) a number of mobile devices>
I have set up the server and am using a Open Directory Master. I have then inputed groups and users.
I have been able to select the server on the client machines (two mac pros and one macbook pro) under the Network Account Server section of the Users & Groups preferences pane. I can select all users or nominated ones without a problem. I can also see the server through finder and mount the shared folders.
However, I can not get get the server to accept network logins (on any of three machines that I have tried to do it from). I keep getting a "You are unable to log in to the user account "xxx" at this time. Logging in to the account failed because an error occured." I get no indication what that error may be.
This is the same result for each client and for each user.
After being frustrated for some time I resent the open directory by changing it to a standalone and then recreating a master. I reentered the users and groups and then tried again. Same result.
I have not adjusted the hostname or DNS as they seem to be working fine.
All clients and the server are operating of the latest Lion installation. All were up to date before I started the server setup.
This is killing me.
Does anyone have any suggestion what I need to look at.
I experimented a bit further and it appears I have to recreate my OD master as well as the network user accounts. See my separate post on this: https://discussions.apple.com/message/18131960#18131960