Posted on 10-15-2013 05:42 AM
I am using the CreateUserPkg (v1.2.3) from the app store to create a hidden local admin account. What we are finding is that if we sign in under that local account, we get missing application "?" in the dock and we cant save to the desktop. Domain accounts and the casper account are fine, just this one we are creating with the CUP. I saw on the git that there's a 1.2.4 version out, but I only have an IOS dev account, so I can't build a new package, and the MAS only has 1.2.3.
Does anybody know how to get around the problem with the account mentioned above?
Posted on 10-15-2013 06:00 AM
I'm not sure which version is offered, but the Instadmg download (at google code) has CreateUser within it's add-on folders.
Maybe it has what you need.
I've seen the none functional dock item, but never thought it was createuser related.
I've not seen it since upgrading to 10.8, but I also used a newer create user to compile that image.
Posted on 10-15-2013 06:11 AM
"I saw on the git that there's a 1.2.4 version out, but I only have an IOS dev account, so I can't build a new package,"
Xcode is available for free on the Mac App Store; that's all you need to build CreateUserPackage from the GitHub repo.
And: have you created an issue here: https://github.com/MagerValp/CreateUserPkg/issues?state=open
Per also has listed his email address in the GitHub README...
Posted on 10-15-2013 06:20 AM
jwojda - You're missing your home folder. At least everytime that's happened to me that was the issue. Look into when you are running the create user package.
Edit: Actually it could also be a permission issue as well now that I think about it.
Posted on 10-15-2013 07:28 AM
@Greg, I tried to launch the project in xcode, but because I don't have a Mac Dev account, I don't have a provisioning profile/code signing identity... and now that I'm looking at it again, I can just select "none" :)
I got it built and am testing a new package now :)
Posted on 10-15-2013 08:22 AM
Is it possible to use this with a pre-configured user account that I have in a .dmg (dock and finder preferences set) ?
Posted on 10-15-2013 01:08 PM
Any chance that this was working fine for you previously, and your only now having this problem with JSS 8.71?
I've recently upgraded and I'm now seeing something very similar where suddenly my local admin account (package made with CreatUser) home folder is whacked, looks like the folder set from the UserTemplate is not fully populating and then my prefs don't save. It's ugly.
Posted on 10-15-2013 01:29 PM
I'm on 9.12 currently, and I don't think it ever worked right. It seems to be okay now though.
Posted on 10-16-2013 09:51 PM
@corbin3ci yes, this can essentially overwrite the user's record in the local directory service and therefore make reference to a new password, the only thing to be aware of is that the UID should match to avoid collisions with other users that for whatever reason may have the same UID as your newly created pkg.
Posted on 05-07-2014 12:57 PM
Did you ever find a solution to this?
Posted on 05-08-2014 09:01 AM
@robert_marking No, in that case I didn't figure it out. It only occurred on one of several imaging configs.
I simply adjusted the Imaging Config management account to be my standard admin account.
I've been happily using CreateUser for other purposes since then without issue.