I manage a network of Apple computers connected to an Active Directory server running Windows 2003. No exotic configurations. OS X clients only use the AD as a login server. Everything works fine, except for a strange issue that happens sometimes on the Apple clients: login failed, and the only thing I found to fix this issue is to re-join the computer to the AD server.
When the problem occurs, this is the output of
ls -l /Users:
drwxrwxrwt 7 root wheel 238B Mar 1 2011 Shared drwxr-xr-x+ 16 2007941056 1918399388 544B May 9 2011 e.valeri
As you can see, UID and GID are not matched with the real Username and GroupName, which are in the AD server.
I am not an Apple expert but I'm a Linux System Administrator, so it is not a problem for me to search in the logs with the command line but, at the moment, I didn't find any clues.
Also, as you can imagine, the logfiles are quite long, so I can't simply paste the content in this thread. If there is anything specific that I should post, please leave a comment.
Does anyone have any idea why this might be happening?