I'm a sysadmin for a school that has a iMac that is setup as the security computer, the security software needs to be running in order to record from the cameras, so the computer needs to be able to automatically log in after a reboot. Right now it does not automatically login. If I goto System Preferences > Accounts > Login Options. The drop down for Automatic Login is greyed out (disabled) and says "Disabled" in the drop down (The lock icon is un-locked, its not that simple). If I go to System Preferences > Security the checkbox "For all accounts to this computer > Disable Automatic Login" is ticked. If I try to un-tick, I get the message "Turning off disable automatic login has no effect. To enable automatic login you must use the Accounts preferences pane." It gives me the option to "Open Accounts", "Cancel", or "OK".
This has put me into a loop, I can't seem to get the automatic login drop down to be enabled so I can select the user to automatically login.
I have repaired permissions on the drive, and that didn't fix it.
Also, in the Login Options pane, there are more options greyed out (disabled):
- Display login window as: "List of Users" or "Name and password"
- Show the Restart, Sleep and Shutdown buttons
- Show password hints