Login File on OS X Client

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by andyadmin, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2008
    Findhorn in Northeast Scotland

    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?

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2007
    First thing I would try

    is removing the mcx_cache

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

    sudo dscl . -delete /Config/mcx_cache
  3. macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    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.

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