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My home folder appears to have gone missing from the Users folder in finder. See screenshot - I can see the test account I created and the shared folder but not my home folder.  

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We upgraded our lab from 10.6.8 to 10.9.3. Preserving our settings and bootcamp by simply upgrading. After getting nearly all machines sorted out with active directory we are still having a problem with 2-3 machines with network user accounts being able to login. If no local home folder has been created prior to upgrading to 10.9.3 then the user cannot login, the login prompt dissapears then re-appears.

Here is a run down of the set-up. 

Our settings force network users to have a local home folder on the local mac that they are logging into. 

Mac OS X server is 10.6.8. 

Active directory server is 2012 R2. 

Network users without a pre-created home folder on the local mac prior to upgrade cannot login. The login prompt dissapears, then re-appears. No login. 

Computers are managed with workgroup manager, as well as apple remote desktop. But no settings are applied, and no login scripts are being run.  

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And you go to add your local active directory district to the Authentication/Contacts search policy eg: Active Directory/mydistrict.maindistrict.net

it will only show: Active Directory/mydistrict/alldomains.maindistrict.net. 

It shows a list of all domains for the forest. But it also adds the district that you bound to as the search directory?

Let me use a precise example using actual names. 

Bind to local district: pineville.ketsds.net 

Now in search policy on 10.8.5 up to 10.9.3 it displays possible search domains like this: 

Active Directory/PINEVILLE/pineville.ketsds.net <- The domain we want.

Active Directory/PINEVILLE/all-other-domains-in-forest.ketsds.net <--Which is fine. 

Which is all fine, but when we select  the local domain for authentication, and contacts search it adds it, but in the overview it says that it is not in our search policy even though it is. 

On Mac OS X versions below this (10.6.8 and down, cannot verify for 10.7 as we do not have systems with it) it displays the search domains as: 

Active Directory/pineville.ketsds.net

as compared to  this on 10.8.5 and above: 

Active Directory/PINEVILLE/pineville.ketsds.net

 As well as all the other domains, and when you add the local to the search policy it does not give the error that it is not in your search policy. Is there anyway to make this happen on 10.8.5 and above? We have tried everything. Network accounts will login even though it says this, it is just annoying.  

Last question is on one computer that we upgraded, we had a problem with the network accounts. Tried deleting the .plist for network preferences, and the Directory services folder as well as the Open directory folder and now it create the open directory folder as locked and any changes made with the directory utility in the search policy is immediatley reverted once we hit apply. 

Summary of questions:

1.) Network users cannot login without local folder created prior to upgrade. 

2.) Mac OS X 10.8.5 and above does not correctly add Authentication/Contact search policy domains as it does in 10.6.8 and below. 

3.) Active Directory/Open Directory Authentication/Contact search policy settings keey reverting after applying. (Happened prior to deleting .plist files and AD/OD folders in /Library/Preferences) 

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