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    Can’t get rid of old login names…

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    by keyboard cowboy ·

    This might be a simple answer, but I don’t have hardly any knowledge of Macs, and gots a prob. When some of our users go to log on to the servers on startup, it automatically comes up with an old users name, and the current user has to retype it. Is there any way to make it stay as the current user, so they dont have to retype it everytime? I’ve alredy deleted the appleshare preps and made sure there are no keychains. Also, (maybe related) you cannot unmount the servers, You go into chooser, appleshare, take the checks out of the servers, and next time the computer boots up, it goes to log right back into the servers. Can anyone help???

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    • #3675229

      Can’t get rid of old login names…

      by keyboard cowboy ·

      In reply to Can’t get rid of old login names…

      oh, its OS 9

    • #3673574

      Can’t get rid of old login names…

      by wgunne ·

      In reply to Can’t get rid of old login names…

      Your loging on to the servers is probally in the startup up tasks. Under the apple menu go to control panels and then extension manager. Look under the startup task and uncheck logon alias. The username is probally an option of the login or in the preferences folder.

    • #3673327

      Can’t get rid of old login names…

      by stevenemoore ·

      In reply to Can’t get rid of old login names…

      The name that appears in the Chooser when you log on to an Appleshare server is stored in the Control Panel called File Sharing. Click the tab labelled Start/Stop and you’ll see a setting for Owner Name.
      In OS 9 and above, the settings to automatically log on to a server at startup are stored in the Servers folder which is in the System folder. Delete any aliases you find there.

    • #3675140

      Can’t get rid of old login names…

      by keyboard cowboy ·

      In reply to Can’t get rid of old login names…

      Appreciate the answers……i already checked file sharing, it’s not there. Ill be going back to that location on Wednesday, and try these answers, so, I’ll let you know then.

    • #3673859

      Can’t get rid of old login names…

      by mikel~t ·

      In reply to Can’t get rid of old login names…

      Pitch the APPLETALK PREFERENCES file…NOT THE APPLETALK file. This will delete all references to servers that should be mounted on startup.

      Good luck.

      Mike

      • #3674830

        Can’t get rid of old login names…

        by mikel~t ·

        In reply to Can’t get rid of old login names…

        I replied to keybrdcowboy@hotmail.com, but I don’t know if this is a valid address…

        Anyway, here is a copy of the email….

        It is a different file. It is called Appletalk Preferences. It is located in your Hard Drive in the System Folder\Preferences foler. Again, do not delete the Appletalk file…just the Appletalk preferences file.

        If you go into file sharing and change the owner name, that will be the default name when the user attempts to access any network servers/machines via the chooser.

        Good luck.

        Email me again if I can be of further assistance.

        Mike

      • #3675761

        Can’t get rid of old login names…

        by keyboard cowboy ·

        In reply to Can’t get rid of old login names…

        thanks anyways

    • #3674574

      Can’t get rid of old login names…

      by jpt ·

      In reply to Can’t get rid of old login names…

      Another way of doing this would be to not log on to the server and when the computer is up and running, go the apple menu then chooser, click on Appleshare and then your server. You will be prompted for a username and password. The username that you choose should be the username that comes up there after. Try this before you go deleting files and accidently delete something by mistake.

      Good Luck.

    • #3675758

      Can’t get rid of old login names…

      by keyboard cowboy ·

      In reply to Can’t get rid of old login names…

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