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Unable to remotely login as local admin

554 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2013 10:38 AM by marconey RSS
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Jan 18, 2013 12:55 PM

I have the Network Account Server enabled on the Mac mini / ML Server to manage network accounts. I obvisously have the first account that I created when setting up the Mac mini (this was even before installing Server app), which is the Admin account. This is a local account. Great, Apple's documentation says I should be able to log in remotely using this local admin account. But I can't. What am I missing? Other users are able to login fine. I tried to login as diradmin - no luck. I am trying to access the server as the server local admin FROM a Macbook Pro with Lion OS. Thinking that might have something to do with it, I tried from a ML OS - no luck. I am unable to run the Server app from my Lion OS (not compatible) Any ideas? I am sure it's something simple! Don't keep me in suspense!

Mac mini Server (Mid 2010), OS X Server, 8GB RAM
  • UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 8:50 AM (in response to marconey)

    "Remote Login" you could mean a lot of things

         - screensharing, remote manage,emt


         - AFP file sharing

         - wiki



    You can definitely screenshare to the server to manage it.

    Try this link in Safari (change IP to your server's IP)


    This will open screensharing and connect you.

    You need port 5900 to be open between you and the server.


    If you want to use AFP file sharing from another mac.

    If that mac allows you to connect with another account, then you know connectivity is good.

    If thats the case, then most likely its a permissions issue with the sharepoint.

    An admin isn't granted access to everything just because they are admin.

    Make sure the admin user has permission to access the sharepoint.


    If the above doesn't help... please provide more info.

  • UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to marconey)

    Not possible.

    Only Network Accounts can be used to login to a workstation.


    The workstations only have access to the server's network accounts.. They have no access to the server's local accounts.

    Thats the difference between a local and network account.


    You'll have to use an admin account local to each machine or use some other network account.


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