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10.4: Prevent hang after login of Active Directory User System 10.4
Symptoms: Spinning beachball after login, only Desktop picture is shown, no menu bar except the Spotlight bar, no Dock available. Local users can easily login, remote login via ssh still possible.

Solution: It turned out that some Login Items caused the problem. The login items were AFP-mounted network shares. Disabling them by removing them from the loginwindow.plist file of the specific user(AutoLaunchedApplicationDictionary) and subsequent boot into safe mode (to remove caches) resolved the problem.
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10.4: Prevent hang after login of Active Directory User
Authored by: rfn on Apr 18, '06 01:06:36PM

This has haunted me for quite some time now at our workplace, where I have 16 Mac's connected to a Mac OS X Server running Open Directory. I really need to have several AFP shares as login-items since we have several server shares.

Previously, when running 10.3, I used an Applescript to mount the relevant shares, but it stopped working with 10.4. Our server is Helios Ethershare running on Sun Solaris and I don't know whether it's the server or 10.4 that has a problem with the script, but it worked fine in 10.3

Does anyone have a solution for this problem? At our place it's only 5 or 6 machines that are experiencing this; the rest is unaffected.

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René Frej Nielsen



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10.4: Prevent hang after login of Active Directory User
Authored by: geordie on Apr 19, '06 06:42:10AM

Sounds like problems I have seen before. I prefer to create applescripts that do the mounting instead so that I can control how the mounting occurs. Don't forget that Mac OS X 10.4 makes AFP URLs case sensitive.



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10.4: Prevent hang after login of Active Directory User
Authored by: MacMuse26 on Apr 22, '06 07:25:10AM

30 minutes left in my work week. I'm struggling with a PM G5 and a user's missing folder of active projects data files (graphic artist). As backup, she needs to at least send a font set out to a printer to help fix a PDF that she can't fix herself at the moment.

OK. I grab the fonts and plop them on a server. Going to a co-worker's Mac to retrieve and transmit the fonts, this user shows me her freshly booted screen...
* the desktop image
* no dock
* just a Spotlight icon, the rest of the menu bar is not present

Happy weekend to me. :(

But now I have hope !! This system does have AFP mounts in the login items !!! Salvation !!!!

Thank you.



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