Open Directory is Apple's LDAP-based directory provided in Open Directory is most often used to manage user accounts, groups, but it also contains settings and information for the entire networked system. We got an office with primarily Macs on the network, with a Mac server for file sharing using Open Directory network user accounts.Background: Two Macs which are running the same Operation System: Mac OS X 10.11.6, OS X Server 5.1.When I try to set up the second Mac as a replica server, it always shows an error as the following picture: Then I tried to enter the following command in Terminal from the intended replica server: Welcome to Ask Different.
I just upgraded a client’s OS X Server from Mavericks to Yosemite 10.10 OS X server.
Typically, I get a little trickle of fear anytime OS X server gives me any kind of message about being unable to load anything, because that has led me down some very dark rabbit holes indeed.
But this time, just as I was about try and go through the process of re-connecting the AD server (which, by the way, cannot be done with Work Group manager anymore) I was lucky enough to google about and stumble on this KB from apple: It doesn’t pertain to it directly, but it’s close enough.
I wish to help one Windows user to access the Mac file server. We are trying to trap an error related to Open Directory (at least Apple thinks so) on Mac OS Server 5.3 running on OSX 10.12.5 Sierra.
While Monitoring Console messages for instances of "slapd", we ...