A admin at work created accounts for me on about 20 SLES 11 servers. He gave me the wrong home directory. He also didn't create a home directory for me on the servers. I have root/sudo on the systems. I usually use the usermod command or just modify the /etc/passwd file to fix issues like this on Solaris or Red Hat servers. Theis not working very well on the SLES servers. It seams that my account is somehow cashed and the changes do not take affect right away. Is there a way I can force the changes to take affect sooner?
I looked at the /etc/nscd.conf file on both Soalris and Susie servers. The Susie servers have enable-cache set to yes on passwd, goup and services. The Solaris server has one line for the hosts which is commented out.
I will look into this some more, maybe I can find a way to edit this file so I don't have this issue any more.