OS X in Active Directory Slow Login
Posted on 2008-09-30
We are just starting to move our OS X (10.4.10, 10.4.11) machines into Active Directory (Windows 2003R2). I am having periodic issues with the Macs logins.
When binding to Active Directory, the machines will always hang on Step 5. If you restart the machine and re-bind them they go in about 30 seconds (from Step 1 to Step 5). After that, they all log in -- but it is hit or miss on how long it takes. Sometimes it takes 30 seconds to get to the desktop with your home drive, and sometimes it takes almost 5 minutes and no home drive mounted.
The consistent thing is that when it takes a long time to log in, there is no home drive.
Any ideas on how to consistently log in quickly and mount the home drive?