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Administering multiple computers on local network from another computer

Ive got several machines that i administer, a mixture of macbook pros and mac mini, that are 90% of the time all in the same building. (macbook pros sometimes leave). Its begin to get quite tedious ...
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Install jdk 8 without admin privileges

Is there a way to install or run jdk 8 without admin privileges? I would like to compile a java project I have that requires jdk 8 on a computer that has only jdk 6 installed. I am not an ...
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How do I change administrators with Yosemite?

I bought a used mac mini upgraded to Yosemite. The problem is the original administrators name is still there. Every time I try to do ANYTHING, it asks for his password, rendering the mini pretty much ...
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Uninstall OS X Server completely in Yosemite

I recently run the OS X Server app on Yosemite. Now each time I shutdown or restart my mac, it asking for administrator password. I don't want to run my MacBook Pro as a server. I ran this app just to ...
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Mac OS X administrator account still requires sudo

when trying to install Ruby, Vagrant, and Grunt using terminal I am still required to use sudo on my installs. I am sole proprietor of the laptop and have an administrator account. Shouldn't I be able ...
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I don't have administrator account on my mac

On my mac I have 2 accounts and the both are normal account. So in this moment I don't have a Administrator account, only one that was in the past a administrator, but now is not. How I can have ...
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g5 ppc osx 10.5.8 i can't change administrator password

I have a problem with my G5 PPC with OS X 10.5.8. I bought this Mac from an English friend of mine. He forgot an administrator password. I don't have the system CD or Internet connection. I tried to ...
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Unable to Install EOS Utility from Canon Solution Disc

I just got a mini DVD with some software which will probably help me downloading the photos from my Canon 600D using the interface cable but I have a mac and it does not have a DVD drive. I tried to ...
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Cannot login directly into user account - first have to login as administrator

I updated my Macbook to 10.9 Yosemite, and at the same time I encrypted the user data partition. The system partition was already encrypted. I use an administrator account with admin rights, and a ...
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Using different passwords for usual login and for admin-requiring actions

I use Mac OS X 10.9.3. Background: I log into my profile very frequently (e.g. after closing lid) and often do it in public. Someone definetely should be able to see it, and no matter if I make it ...
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Disabling Java plug-in globally?

After following the instructions in this answer (briefly: Java prefs pane → Security → disable "Enable Java content in the browser") to disable the Java plug-in globally, I'm presented with an admin ...
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Allow program to make changes

I have a program called ServiceCenter from Native Instruments which is basically a downloader and installer for updates etc. But every time I open it it prompts for my password to allow it to make ...
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How do I create a script to create/modify local admin accounts?

This question is almost exactly what I need for my project at work. We have approx. 400 Macs on our campus, and the problem is they were not all set up identically. There are at least 4 different ...
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Adding a MAC to a Windows Domain - well not quite

I am a Windows SYS Admin. We already have some MAC's, but I am not happy with the way that I CAN'T really admin them. So, my question: As we get a new MAC now, what's the correct way to add it? ...
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Admin can't administer

I'm trying to launch Appstore on a Macbook running Lion while logged in as an admin user. It won't let me. Lots of icons in system preferences are greyed out with "The system administrator has not ...
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How to source a file in Mac

I'm from the Linux world where if I want to source a file I type for example: 'source /etc/profile' How do I do this in Mac?
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Protect my files from local admins

Is there any way for me to protect my home folder and keychain from other users with admin privileges on a single machine? EDIT: Here's some background on the situation. In my office, we have several ...
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Homebrew: change name of group ownership in /usr/local/ so admins and standard users can brew

I have a local admin user and a few "network" mobile users (without admin privileges) who need to be able to brew on a Mac. So, these 'network' users are not members of the group admin and probably ...
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terminal sudo or su asks for password in Mountain Lion OS X

I don't know the root password on my system and I'm trying to start Apache. $ sudo apachectl start WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss or the deletion of important ...
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Mobile Account as Administrators Not Working While Mobile

I had a user that was set up to administer an OS X machine. That user is an AD account, with mobile accounts enabled. The user's AD group is set to allow administration using the directory utility. I ...
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AD User as an administrator on the Mac?

I'm looking for a way to add an Active Directory user to a Mac and let them administrate the machine, without making more than just that user an administrator. Right now, I'm using Directory Utility ...
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iOS administration: Fleet Management / remote setup / remote control **without jailbreak**

I have a fleet of more than 10 iOS devices (iPhones 3GS, 4, 4S, iPad2...) to manage, setup, etc. Often, users are very lost with configuration and usage (device configuration, e-mail, calendar sync, ...
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Why can Finder perfom shutdown, when it is a privileged command?

The Finder allows a non privileged user to perform a shutdown assuming there are no other users logged in, however shutdown is a privileged UNIX command. Does anyone know by what mechanism it does ...
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Administratively, how can you purchase multiple licenses from the Mac App Store?

I need to purchase 10 licenses for an app found on the Mac App Store (not iTunes). How do I go about purchasing those 10 distinct licenses and then deploy them to their respective machines?
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Why can't I use the GNU Debugger (GDB) programming utility on Mac as a standard user?

I can only use the GNU Debugger (GDB) when authenticated as an administrator. When I launch GDB as a standard user, after giving the GDB command "run", a dialog requests me for a user name and ...
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How do I add a user to Print Administrator group but not full administrator?

He unplugged the printer and plugged it back in. OS X (10.6) asked for the print administrator password. I would like to add the user to that group but not the full administrators group. How do I do ...