Mac OS X Network accounts keep creating multiple preferences files

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by sim667, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    Our networked environment macs at work keep creating multiple preferences files and appending random strings of numbers to end of them.

    It's playing havoc with logging on and applications, things like applications opening up on login, and slowing accounts down, or even leaving username and passwords on the login screen after a user has logged out.

    Has anyone come across an issue like this before?
  2. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    Do you have Profile Manager configured on your server? I've had that be a root of problems with users having issues log in/push out settings.

    And when a user logs off, is the "Reopen windows when logging back in" checked? This caused many accounts in my lab to take forever to log in.
  3. sim667 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    I'll check with the system admin.

    But the problems definately stop happening after deleting the duplicate plists

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