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Add pictures to the login window for networked user accounts OS X Server
How to add a picture to the login window for networked accounts:
  1. Create an AFP share that appears in the /Network folder. I used /Network/Library. The 10.3 user documentation describes how to create a share using Workgroup Manager (WGM). In that share, I have a folder called User Pictures where I put images of the users who log into the network.
  2. In WGM, enable the Inspector in the Preferences.
  3. In WGM, go to Accounts, click on the button that has a rectangle in it, and then click on New Computer List. Then add the MAC address of your computers. After that, go to the Preferences and select that computer list. Click on Login and then Login Options, and select Once or Always. Then clik on "List of Users able to use these computers."
  4. Navigate to the LDAP domain that hosts the users.
  5. Click on Accounts and then click on the Bulls Eye target (Inspector). Make sure the drop down menu is on Users.
  6. Click on a user's name; for example: testuser, in the pane on the left and then click on New Attribute... in the pane on the right.
  7. Select Picture from the Attribute drop down menu.
  8. Type in the path to the picture in the text field: in my case it would be: /Network/Library/Users Pictures/testuser.jpg
By the way, a similar process works for Netinfo in 10.2 server.

Note: Do not delete the info in the hex field; Workgroup Manager crashed when I did. That field apparently automatically updates when you change the information in the text field.
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Mac OS X Server only
Authored by: gatorparrots on Dec 28, '03 01:11:26PM

This hint should be labeled/classified for use with Mac OS X Server only -- it does not apply to the standard edition of Mac OS X.



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Add pictures to the login window for networked user accounts
Authored by: gaylward on Dec 28, '03 02:21:28PM

Most of OSX server functions are available to the standard OSX, but without the ease of using Workgroup manager. I am able to store the pictures on a networked drive, and edit the user accounts with the path to the picture, but I can't get the loginwindow to display them.

Does anyone know what the above hint does to netinfo to achieve this?



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Add pictures to the login window for networked user accounts
Authored by: willdaddy on Jan 02, '04 10:41:20AM

I'm pretty sure that the path that the hint creator mentioned must be duplicated for this to work. So you would need to get your sharepoint to mount at
/Network/Library/User Pictures/

I know this can be done fairly easily in server but it would require some digging in NetInfo Manager to accomplish this in client.

Hope this helps
will



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Add pictures to the login window for networked user accounts
Authored by: David on Oct 25, '06 08:18:35AM

And it does need to be /Network/Library/User Pictures (not Users Pictures as in the hint).



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