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Mac OS X Mavericks Cataloging Each Login

Posted on 2014-07-10
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Last Modified: 2016-06-07
Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 running OD with remote home folders for users.  Create mobile accounts is turned off.

I updated five laptops to Mac OSX Mavericks.  When an open directory user logins it downloads the account information from the server each time.  So every time you logon to a Mavericks computer it thinks it is for the first time and begins cataloging the local drive for spotlight.  Which takes forever and makes the computer run painfully slow.

I added to the local hard drive to the do not search list in the Spotlight cdev.  It still catalogs each time you login.
Question by:ParadiseITS
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by:Tyler Verkade
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I'm sorry, what exactly is your question?

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Tyler Verkade earned 2000 total points
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You can completely disable Spotlight from Terminal by using the following command:
sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

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ID: 40189369
The question is how to stop spotlight from cataloging every time a user logs in.  Seems pretty clear.

I could disable spotlight as a last resort - was hoping for an actual resolution to the problem though since it should not catalog every time you log in to a computer.

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