Network accounts are unavailable

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mrteyssere, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. mrteyssere macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2012
    Hi. I`m from Norway, and I dont usually post things on this forum, but I could not find any topics the describe my problem 100%.. I am very new with Macs, so please help me=)

    Got a 2010, Macbook pro, with 10.6.4. When I turn on my computer, I get to the login screen, but it says "Network accounts are unavailable". Will post a picture of this.

    The computer worked before with this username and PW, but suddently I get this message.. I tried Command + R on startup, but the doesnt help. How do I boot from CD?

    Best regards, Stephan
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That looks like your machine is trying to login to a Windows Active Directory. Are you on such a network?

    Does this help?
  3. gillrakesh macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    Network accounts are unavailable

    Hey Guys,

    I had the same problem. It was very much annoying and I visited MacRumors Forum (as usual) for an easy solution. But I could not find any thing helpful there. Then I started thinking myself and found a very simple solution. If you see on your screen top extreme right next to spotlight you can find a user name, actually it as you guys know it is the admin name.Now let me tell you guys how I fixed the problem:
    Click on it and open Users and Groups Preference.
    Now in that window Highlight the admin and Click the login options
    Now in Automatic Login select Show sleep, Start and Shutdown buttons
    Don't forget to select the the Automatic login user.
    Now close that window and next time when you will restart you will see that your problem is fixed.

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