User cannot log into Mac on Windows network
Posted on 2009-04-06
We have a Tiger 10.4.10 Macintosh joined to a Windows domain.
Users can log into this machine with a user name and password just as they would on a Windows machine. Most users that is.
The main user of the Mac machine (she has a Windows domain account) now cannot log in. She types in her username and password which is accepted, then the desktop wallpaper appears and then the machine just hangs. The only way to recover is to switch off and back on again. The strange thing is other Windows domain users can still log in OK and I can log in with the local admin and Windows domain admin too.
I've tried renaming the Preferences folder of the user in question but it didn't do much. Now when you log in as her you just get the default wallpaper instead of her normal wallpaper and nothing else. It still hangs and the only way to recover it is to switch off and back on again.
Does anyone know how we can resolve this?
Info on the web about corrupt profiles/login problems seems to be very thin on the ground.