I have a server running Mac OS X Server 10.6.8, which currently hosts approximately 100 user accounts. These are accessed via home directory sharing on client computers situation all across the office. For the most part, this setup works well. Where each user can log on to any of the many office computers and access all of his personal documents and settings that are fetched from the server using Open Directory home directory sharing.
However, I am experiencing a few issues on various computers that makes me question whether Mac OS X server is the best setup for my office. Sometimes, although the credentials are entered in correctly, the client computer refuses to allow the user to login. When this occurs, a simple restart fixes this issue.
Nonetheless, an additional, related, problem occurs when a user attempts to login, and the server accepts the login. However, when the client logs in, it seems to have trouble loading the home directory from the server. In addition, none of the automatically mounted shares appear on the desktop. This problem continues to persist across reinstalls and updates. Any advice?