Storing windows username on Mac OS 9


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Paradigm

I have several Mac OS 9 clients attaching to a Mac share on a Windows
2000 Server.

When I boot up the Macs it prompts me for every user name and password
of every user who has ever used the machine.

I know there was a file on the mac that stored these settings that can
be deleted or renamed, in order to "forget" these stored names, but it
has been so long I can't remember what it was. Does anyone have any
ideas?

Thanks Much
 
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William Smith

Paradigm said:
I have several Mac OS 9 clients attaching to a Mac share on a Windows
2000 Server.

When I boot up the Macs it prompts me for every user name and password
of every user who has ever used the machine.

I know there was a file on the mac that stored these settings that can
be deleted or renamed, in order to "forget" these stored names, but it
has been so long I can't remember what it was. Does anyone have any
ideas?
Look inside the System Folder for a folder called Servers. You'll see
dozens of aliases to the servers here. Trash these.

To avoid this problem going forward do a couple of things.

1. Make sure your users are not loading fonts into a font management
application such as Suitcase while the fonts are on the server. When
Suitcase loads, it wants to load the fonts from the server and therefore
will automatically try to connect to the server.

2. Replace the Servers folder in the System Folder with a SimpleText
file named Servers. Lock this file (Command + i, lock). Users can check
mark the option to log on to the servers at startup but the setting
won't stick. Manually connecting to the servers each time they are
needed rather than connecting automatically will alleviate a lot of
these problems.

Hope this helps! bill
 

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