Recently did a clean installation of Mac OS X Server 10.6.7 and configured Open Directory to manage user accounts/access and permissions. Also created several Computer accounts using Workgroup Manager and added their Hardware UUIDs.
Also set-up a Group in Workgroup Manager called 'mobile' and established preferences in Workgroup Manager -> Preferences -> Mobility to create the users Home folder on the server but to keep a sync copy on the local machine.
Also set up DNS on the same server correctly as from what I read before creating this post, improper DNS settings can wreak havoc with OD.
The problem is that when a user that is a member of the 'mobile' group takes their MacBook Pro home, they are unable to log in using their OD credentials.
Coming from a Windows world, it is clear that the user's login credentials are not stored locally in the event that the OD server is not accessible.
Therefore my questions is . . .
How do I allow mobile users to log in when they are away from the office but then sync when they reconnect to the office network?