I'm using Casper Admin to deploy a base OS X dmg along with our Active Directory setup. After the process finishes, the “Other” login option doesn’t show up on the login screen (only our admin account is present). The only way I can get "Other" to show up is by creating a Login Window payload. The problem with that method is that some of the managed settings don’t seem to take when a user logs in. Any idea on how to resolve this without a Login Window payload?
The Login Window payload will create, or modify, a file at /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow. When the Mac does not show the "Other" login option, does the com.apple.loginwindow file exist? If not, then you may need to create it, like:
defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow SHOWFULLNAME -bool true
(which will set the login window to name and password)