You may recall from our episode on starting your Mac using NetBoot images that using a NetBoot image requires you to go through the setup process every time you restarted your Mac.

This sounds useless, on the face of it, but it isn t when you use this feature in conjunction with a default image that never needs to change and user accounts and Home Folders hosted on your NetInstall server.

For our last two NetInstall episodes we ll use the NetBoot service with network Home Folders and Open Directory user accounts.

We covered this in our Primer on Profile Manager, so you should head over there before you begin what s next here.

Put a check in the box that says, Home directories over and make sure the menu says SMB.

Enter information for a new account including a password.

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