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Lesson 9. Managing Accounts > Managing Mobile User Accounts

Managing Mobile User Accounts

Network user accounts provide a great deal of administrative control, but they are useful only for computers that are constantly connected to the network. If a computer is disconnected from the network, it no longer has access to network user accounts or home folders. To help manage accounts on computers that are not always connected to the network, such as portables, Mac OS X Server v10.3 and later provides the Mobile Accounts managed preference, which allows you to create mobile user accounts.

A mobile user account is a Mac OS X Server user account that resides in a shared domain but is copied to the local computer. This allows a user to log in to a portable computer using the network account even when the computer is not connected to a network. New in Mac OS X Server v10.4 is file synchronization with the server account. Files can be set to be automatically copied from the user's network home folder.


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