1 Reply Latest reply: May 18, 2013 12:19 AM by Michael Chin1
Michael Chin1 Level 1 (0 points)



I have Snow Leopard Server (10.6.8)  running on a Mac Mini for the past 3 years. The client Macs were all running Snow Leopard and could happily do network logins. I recently upgraded my client Macs to 10.7 and 10.8.Now they cannot login via Network logins. Only via the Other selection. Network logins produces the Error occured dialog box. Once users do a local login, they have access to all server services (file sharing, calendar, messaging, contacts, etc.)


The server is setup as a OD Master with Kerberos. The changeip check is all good. The DNS is working. I have made no changes to the server. Only the clients were upgraded from Snow Leopard.


I have read a lot about similar problems but still haven't solved this problem.


I hope someone can help.


Kind regards



Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Michael Chin1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi all


    I solved this annoying issue


    It was an Open Directory issue. If you have upgraded clients to 10.7 or 10.8 from 10.6, the OD Master passwords are incompatible with 10.7 or 10.8.


    The fix is simple.

    1. Stop AFP file shares

    2. Export Users, Groups and Computers from Workgroup Manager then quit the the Workgroup Manager

    3. Demote the OD Master to Standalone

    4. Promote the Standalone OD to a Master OD,

    5. Reimport the Users, Groups and Computers back into Workgroup Manager

    6. Reset all passwords and home folders

    7. Rebind all clients computers


    That's it.

    I hope this helps someone.