Trying to remove a user from one of our servers, but I seem to be thwarted at every turn...
SMC refuses to load the user list (failing with a NoClassDefFoundError in the listAll method of UserContent).
vipw just returns with "vipw: /etc/passwd file busy".
I'm the only user on the system at the moment (it's our backup SRSS box), and both of these fail even right after a reboot. I don't have console access at the moment either unfortunately (or I would try single user mode). Of course, even if init mode S worked and let me do this one task, it doesn't solve the root problem.