OSX Mobile Account / Other Issues
Posted on 2009-12-22
Recently I upgraded a MacBook Pro from OSX 10.4 to 10.5. I have run all the updates up to 10.5.8. I then noticed several problems, which I will list only because I believe they are all related:
1. When accessing a network share via AFP the user cannot open files by double-clicking them. However, if say opening a .pdf from that share it can be accessed by File > Open from within Adobe Reader. By connecting via SMB I can double-click and open files but not drag and drop files.
2. I can only connect to networked printers via IP, and cannot browse the print server.
3. The most glaring issue is that the network accounts are no longer Mobile accounts as they were in Tiger. If the user is not connected to the office network, there is no option to log in as the network ID. When attached to the network you can choose the avatar labelled "Other" at the login screen and then type in network credentials.
Whenever I attempt to create a mobile account in User Accounts, I am prompted for a password three times, and no password works. I've researched this problem, however the Apple forums state it is resolved by updates/settings. I have applied both the mentioned update and verified those settings are correct and still I cannot log in locally.
Under the Directory Setup utility, I have tinkered with the "Create a Mobile Account at login" settings, and nothing seems to change anything. I've toggled about every option in that window and nothing has changed.
When I log in on a Windows computer I can access printers and network shares properly so I know there is nothing wrong with the account's permissions.
Please note I will not be able to troubleshoot the unit until tomorrow morning. Thanks in advance.