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Aug 7, 2013, 05:54 PM
I finally getting around to set up portable home directories on my mini server running 10.8. I run into a problem right at the start and can't seem to find the answer anywhere. At the server in the file sharing tab the option to "Make available for home directories" is grayed out.
I can't figure out why. Can anyone help or point me to a good step by step instruction site.
Many Thanks

Aug 11, 2013, 11:13 AM
Finally figured it out. I had a bad DNS setting.

Aug 17, 2013, 06:57 AM
Would you be kind enough to share the details ?

I have the same problem and really don't know what to do as changeip checkhostname returns a normal response.

Aug 17, 2013, 07:01 AM
I deleted the dns setting and then restarted. followed the instructions on this page.

that it.

Jun 24, 2014, 07:37 PM
I was digging through Apple forums and found this from Mountain Lion:


I bound my file server as a replica and I was then able to "Make available for Home Directories."