I have a Macbook which was bound to an Active Directory. After I upgraded it to Lion, the AD logon stopped working. The fix for this kind of problem is usually to unbind the machine and then bind it again. So, I opened up Directory Utility to unbind the computer. I was able to unbind the machine successfully, but I could not bind it again. I got a message saying “Unable to Store Password.” A quick search found this thread on Apple’s discussion group. The solution was to repair disk permissions. I tried the solution and opened Disk Utility to repair disk permissions. The utility found some errors on the hard drive and fixed them. I was able to bind the Macbook to the AD again.
Just in case you cannot find the Directory Utility, these are the steps to get to it.
- Click on System Preferences.
- Click on Users & Groups.
- Click on Login Options and click on the button next to Network Account Server.
- Click on Open Directory Utility…
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