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patrick0brien
Jul 22, 2011, 11:34 AM
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I'm the proud owner of a spanking new Mac Mini Server - arrived yesterday. Setup went well, got everything going and we're hauling the mail.

Except, it seems the Server.app login to the local Mini Server has forgotten my credentials, and I cannot administer it anymore. I tried to think of what had changed between the time I last logged in and now, and the only thing I can think of is I changed the background picture.

Any idea how I can reset the credentials? And barring that, how I can reset the Server to Factory and reconfigure (without blowing away the entire machine and starting over).



mboiman
Jul 23, 2011, 04:30 AM
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I'm the proud owner of a spanking new Mac Mini Server - arrived yesterday. Setup went well, got everything going and we're hauling the mail.

Except, it seems the Server.app login to the local Mini Server has forgotten my credentials, and I cannot administer it anymore. I tried to think of what had changed between the time I last logged in and now, and the only thing I can think of is I changed the background picture.

Any idea how I can reset the credentials? And barring that, how I can reset the Server to Factory and reconfigure (without blowing away the entire machine and starting over).

I have the exact same Problem. Cant go into the Server.App for administrations...

Do u have fix the problem?

patrick0brien
Jul 25, 2011, 09:45 AM
I have the exact same Problem. Cant go into the Server.App for administrations...

Do u have fix the problem?

Woohoo! Have a fix from the guys over at the Apple Discussion board.

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist

Apparently, after first install the service can die.

Let me know if this works for you.

mazymus
Aug 30, 2011, 07:54 AM
Woohoo! Have a fix from the guys over at the Apple Discussion board.

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist

Apparently, after first install the service can die.

Let me know if this works for you.


i registered just to confirm that your find worked!! thanks, saved me another reinstall of the server. what a strange bug.

vdubgeek
Sep 2, 2011, 01:42 PM
Thanks for the tip, worked perfectly!

bernikoro
Sep 3, 2011, 09:37 AM
I have the exact same problem and was lost in despair until read this forum. Thank you very much for posting this tip. Cheers!

CErickson
Oct 14, 2011, 08:18 PM
Thanks a lot! That worked for me too!

Seems as if Apple could put this command as part of their install script!


Woohoo! Have a fix from the guys over at the Apple Discussion board.

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist

Apparently, after first install the service can die.

Let me know if this works for you.

ghostoftheforum
Mar 29, 2012, 03:19 AM
Woohoo! Have a fix from the guys over at the Apple Discussion board.

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist

Apparently, after first install the service can die.

Let me know if this works for you.

Totally works. AWESOME!

William OReilly
Apr 2, 2012, 06:22 AM
i registered just to confirm that your find worked!! thanks, saved me another reinstall of the server. what a strange bug.

Woohoo! Have a fix from the guys over at the Apple Discussion board.

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist

Apparently, after first install the service can die.

Let me know if this works for you.

Can anyone help me with this I dont understand what to do a bit of explanation for dummies would be useful. Thanks

William OReilly
Apr 2, 2012, 08:52 AM
i registered just to confirm that your find worked!! thanks, saved me another reinstall of the server. what a strange bug.

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THIS MEANS AND ADVISE WHAT STEPS I NEED TO TAKE. I FOUND THE FILE IN THE SYSTEM LIBRARY DIRECTORY NOW WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist

arjen92
Apr 20, 2012, 07:30 AM
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THIS MEANS AND ADVISE WHAT STEPS I NEED TO TAKE. I FOUND THE FILE IN THE SYSTEM LIBRARY DIRECTORY NOW WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist

It's a terminal command. So open Terminal (it's in the utility's folder, in your programs folder). There you copy paste this command and you hit enter. In my case, and most likely yours too, it says "password:". Type in your password. Notice that it won't show you anything (no dots, not your password; nothing). So type your password right and hit the "enter" button. That should do it.

NavyMacGuy
Oct 9, 2012, 06:27 PM
I have a similar issue where the server app works fine on my iMac where it is installed, but when I try to connect my MacBook Pro remotely using the server app, it won't accept my known good username and password on the server. I tried the command line mentioned in this thread, but /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.servermgrd.plist doesn't exist. I looked on both computers, and this plist doesn't exist on either computer even though the server services are running fine on the server. Any other ideas?

I have OS X 10.8.2 and Server App 2.1.1

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

marcoli
Nov 1, 2012, 08:25 PM
my server says "nothing found to load" :(
help !!