Attack of the Updates!

It’s been a bad week for updates…

In our OS X lab last Thursday, we applied three updates via the update control panel: Quicktime, iTunes, and Safari updates. After that, all network log-ins were broken. We could log in as a local account, and the Active Directory login recognized passwords, but then the login window would just hang. All the students authenticate via Active Directory in that lab, so they were all blocked from their local files.

Luckily, there was no school for Thursday and Friday (conferences), and we had time to fight the problem. Apple was no help, because we were pointing to a Windows server for authentication. One of the updates had changed core system files, just like the wonderful IE used to do in Windows. And, of course, the apps and updates were not removeable once done.

Our only solution was to update the entire lab from Panther to Tiger. Luckily, this went smoothly and all students had access to their local files again. Hmmm. I wonder if this was planned…

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