View Full Version : Login File on OS X Client

Jul 4, 2008, 04:36 AM

having configured an eMac to be a client machine connecting to a leopard server I now wish to use this machine as a standalone.

The configuration for the login which was set to show userid and password cannot now be altered as the settings are greyed out.

I need to configure it back to showing a list of users. In addition it still shows the greeting that was sent by the server when it was a client which I don't want.

Presumably there is a file some where which is still holding the old configuration settings?

Does anyone know how fix it?


Jul 4, 2008, 07:39 AM
is removing the mcx_cache

On the client, in a terminal(as an admin obviously) type:

sudo dscl . -delete /Config/mcx_cache

Jul 4, 2008, 11:02 AM
Break the connection to the directory server, so remove the server from the directory utility. This will unbind the machine and your settings can then be managed from the client.