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Newbie when it comes to x serve and Open directory. I have a client who runs a mac shop and we changed all the user passwords on the server and on their laptops but I'm having issues with a couple of users. Every morning when they log into their laptop, the account in Open Directory locks and they can't get to shared resources. I've deleted all login and system keychains but no dice.
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Do you have a lockout policy in place?
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Don't know. Where would I look to see? Is it in Workgroup Manager or Server Admin?
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This would be set in WGM either by group preferences or user account preferences.
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Ok, found where the setting was. Server Admin-Open Directory-Settings-Policy-Disable Login: After user makes 5 failed attempts.

But still does not help me as to why these 4 users lock out their server account every morning when they first log into their laptops. Are passwords stored anywhere else besides keychain?

Can you even configure macs like a windows domain where you use the "domain" account to log onto the laptop? It doesn't appear that my client is configured like that, everyone has an account on their laptop and the same account resides on the server and has the same password as the laptop.
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Paswords are only stored in keychains.  Now it could be possible that they user has an old password in their keychain for the resource.

In order to configure NTLM(as it is known on Windows), under the sharing preferences in the Server Admin Utility(I think it is), you need to configure and setup Single Sign On(SSO).  For SSO to work, you need to make sur that you have a healhy and properly functioning DNS and kerberos services.
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