Thursday 13 February 2014

"Documents.library-ms" is no longer working.

You may get a user complaining that when they open Windows Explorer they get a message  stating "Documents.library-ms" is no longer working. This library can be safely deleted from your computer.

This appears to be a corruption to one of the default library folders used to collate folder locations together in Windows 7 and 8. Happily it is easily fixed.

Open Windows Explorer, Right click on the Library in question, right click on Libraries and select restore default libraries.

You should find that the library has been repaired and you are up and running again.

Monday 10 February 2014

How to reset the Open Directory administrator password in 10.9

Sometimes there are times when you will require access to Open Directory on your Apple 10.9 Server and because it has been so long since you last used it or because the original administrator decides to disappear without sharing the password, you will not know the password and will be stuck. However, if you follow these steps then you can reset the password to whatever you wish.

Go to the spotlight (magnifying glass in top right) and type Terminal and press Enter.

Within the terminal box type:

'ldapsearch -LLL -x -H ldap:// -s base namingContexts'

Hit enter.

The output should look similar to above, look out for the dc= entries and make a note of it.

Next within the terminal box type:

'sudo ldappasswd -x -H ldapi://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fldapi -S uid=diradmin,cn=users,dc=macmini,dc=private'

Replace the dc= entries with the entires that are applicable to your setup. Also if the administrators UID isn't diradmin, then change that to what is applicable to your setup.

Hit enter.

At the new password prompt, enter a new password and repeat when prompted again.

You then should be able to authenticate within Workgroup Manager.