Resolved iCal - "Add a Mac OS X server account" fails

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by JWindebank, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. JWindebank, Oct 10, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2011

    JWindebank
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    Hi all. I have finally got networked users working on my Lion Server environment however have hit a stumbling block with getting a shared iCal environment up and running. I have setup the iCal service to be on in Server.app however receive an error when trying to set up an account. Here are the steps I take.

    1. Login as a user (have tried local administrators, network administrators and network users on both the server and clients).
    2. System Preferences.
    3. Mail, Contacts & Calendars.
    4. Add Account - Other.
    5. Add a Mac OS X server account, Create.
    6. Select the Lion Server, Continue.
    7. Have tried combinations of Full Name, Username and Password for different users.
    8. When I click Setup it comes back with a message saying "Unable to verify user credentials".

    There is the following entry in the console, but no other information available:

    9/10/11 11:47:48.779 PM System Preferences: The operation couldn’t be completed. (kCFStreamErrorDomainHTTP error 404.)

    I have googled everywhere and am out of ideas, does anyone have any suggestions please? Not even sure where to look next...

    Thanks.
     
  2. JWindebank
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    So Terry Walsh from wegotserved.com was able to help provide the answer to this. The problem was in step 6 where I selected the Lion Server name, this was somehow incorrect. If I enter the FQDN of the server here then the connection is made successfully.
     

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