The hostname of our Mac OSX server may have spontaneously changed.
Posted on 2015-02-17
After a recent round up of updates to our Mac OSX 10.9 server operating system, we are finding that the server is acting strangely. It seems as if the name of the server has changed. During the update, a dialog box appeared and then disappeared so fast that it was difficult to tell what it was. We think it gave us a choice of using an existing machine name or using an outside domain. It flashed by so fast that we didn't have a chance to really examine it.
Now when we examine the local host name, the local host name is now server.local whereas prior to the update it was ourserver.ourdomain.com. When we open the advanced user settings for a user that was created before the update the home directory is specified as /Network/Servers/ourdomain.ourserver.com/Volumes/PROMISE PEGASUS/Network Home Folders/username. For users created since the update the home directory is specified as /users/username.
Can anyone explain what may have happened and provide some guidance on what the next steps should be.