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User accounts facilitate different agents and settings on a computer. User accounts have a login name and a password, along with a home directory on the filesystem.

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Can't connect user without the home directory to Mac OS Server

When I try to connect user WITHOUT home directory - services only to the Mac OS X Server 3.1.2 on Mavericks I get the error: Oct 30 12:55:17 Cassandra515i.local rpcsvchost[10115]: passwd entry ...
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OS X: find hours in use

Is there a way I can parse a log in OS X to determine the total time the computer has been in use? By "in use", I mean logged in and not in sleep mode. If there is no such pre-existing log, is there ...
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Change Appstore user from MacBook?

I bought a used MacBook Pro, and I need to update some software. When I click the 'update all' button to proceed, it asks for the App Store password of the old user's account: How do I remove the ...
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Permission problem between a shared partititon

I'm sharing a partition between multiple installation of OS X. The username is the same and the "uid" (501) also seems to be the same on all these installation. I can read the files on this shared ...
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Shared folder on one mac

I have two users. In "Get Info" I shared a User1 folder with the User2. But how can I access the folder from the User2 account?
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Yosemite installer made my account into a guest account

While upgrading to OSX Yosemite, I quickly skipped forward in the different menus, and must have inevertenly created a new account. Now my old proper account has become a guest account, with parental ...
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ETA for WorkGroup Manager 10.10

Anybody have any idea if / when Apple is planning on releasing WorkGroup Manager for 10.10? I dug around Google but couldn't find anything. Otherwise, I'm not upgrading.
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Can't open files after changing username

I use OS X Mavericks 10.9.4. I changed my username and this may have caused that I am not able to open any files. I still can see my PDFs and photos in Preview! I get this: File XYZ couldn’t be ...
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make custom user agent change permanent

I need to navigate a site that makes use of javascript that checks for user agent and only permits IE9.0 (don't ask). I am using safari and can set IE 9 in the user agent submenu of the develop menu. ...
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OSX Server 10.9 File Sharing - not working properly

I have a 10.9 server with file sharing enabled. One of the users decided to change the permissions on the folder and was doing some "spring cleaning" now all of my shares are not visible from the ...
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What is the use in having a mobile directory if a system is joined to AD?

We've been experimenting with some Macs joined to AD. It seems that a mobile directory being created without prompting the user will create a home directory on the local machine at login. That's ...
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How can I set the user picture from a file in Mavericks?

How can I load an image from a file as my user image in Mavericks? The interface changed so the Mountain Lion instructions aren't applicable, and the Mavericks instructions don't cover loading it ...
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Confusion with sudo and multiple local accounts

I am having difficulties figuring out why certain things are much more complicated on a mac terminal than a standard linux shell.. Say I have two local accounts, one administrator called "adm" and a ...
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Xcode 5.1.1 crashes on 10.9.5 Mavericks when run in User Account but runs in Guest Account

Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac9,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 6 MB Memory: 4 GB Bus ...
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Mac App store apps use a different user ID so I can't install updates

The OSX Mavericks machine that I use for work has Keynote, Pages, and Numbers installed under the company's Apple ID. (It was purchased in December 2012, pre-Mavericks. It was recently wiped and ...
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How to re-order/re-position users at login screen

I have several users setup on my mac and I'd like to re-order how they are shown on the login screen. You know: the circles that are shown on starting up/logging out. I looked at Preferences/Settings ...
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Detect if logged in user is network active directory user or local user

When a User logs in to os x , I want to detect if user is a local user or a network account user based on which I have to allow my app to run. Couldn't find any solution which tells that current ...
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Hide some applications from other users

I need to make use of a beta version of Xcode and so I created a second account on my machine, account B. I wish to install the beta Xcode onto account B such that account A is not able to see this ...
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Put entire OS X home folder into Google Drive

I know it's possible to relocate the home folder on the mac to somewhere other than /Users/[username]. But would it be possible to move it to, say, /Users/[username]/Google Drive without messing up ...
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Change guest account photo in Mavericks?

In Mavericks, how do you change the user account photo to something other than that gray silhouette? I've searched for an answer to this question and it seems people figured it out in Mountain Lion ...
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Is it possible to remove the “Shared” folder under Users?

Under "Sharing" in System Preferences, I do not have anything shared. However, I have a "Shared" folder under "Users". Is there a way to remove this folder?
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OSX Server: should I use Open Directory?

I'm currently setting up an OSX Server (Mavericks) in a small company (10.9 on the clients as well), and I'm trying to decide what the best approach is to manage accounts. The accounts will not be ...
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Open Directory not working on select macs

We run a mac office, and have several iMacs with networked users that log in to our mac mini server running Mavericks and the OS X server app. We bought 2 iMacs last week, and have set them up just as ...
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Script to delete all User files automatically

I'm searching a tool that deletes all personal files of an user account automatically. We have a small network of new Imacs for students and they save all kind of stuff on the harddrive. So we want ...
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Automount SMB share at specific location

Here's my problem, I want to automatically mount a network share at a specific location without the requirement of the user entering any details. The share must be mounted in a user specific folder. ...
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User account creation date time?

I am using a shared mac in which a new user account was created by another user. I want to know the dateTime of the account creation. Is there a way to find it out without asking the peer?
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User permissions prevent me from loading the Security & Privacy settings — how do I fix this?

I can't seem to load the System Preferences > Security & Privacy settings pane. I inadvertantly changed admin settings on my machine and since then I've been unable to access my documents and ...
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Can't save files to Windows SMB share

I've been experiencing this since I got my new MacBook... At my job, we work I'm a Microsoft environment. Our servers use SMB3. Our IT deptartment also doesn't officially support Macs. We also use ...
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Administrator priviliges request dialog does not accept my password

I have recently installed OS X version 10.9 on my MacBook Pro. When I start it, it doesn't require any password but when I try to install Adobe Flash Player or other plugins I am asked to approve the ...
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unable to login in to my user account

I have 3 accounts on my macbook. 2 admin accounts and a guest account. I'm only able to access one admin account. The other doesn't show in the fast switch menu or give me the option to login to that ...
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Processes owned by other users on Mavericks

When looking through Activity Monitor, I'm expecting to see my own processes in addition to some owned by "root" and other more exotic users (_windowserver, _coreaudiod, ...). But I see processes ...
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How to launch Google Drive in another user's session?

This is basically a follow up of a very similar broader question. Say I have two users, foo and bar. Only foo is logged in. If I manually log bar in I could set up Google Drive to auto start under ...
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How can I set a user-specific environment variable that includes a space character?

I'd like to add an environment variable for a specific account where the variable has a space. It seems that editing .bash_profile like below doesn't work: export ENV_VAR=“/Applications/Android ...
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How to disable account on OS X Mavericks

I have an account on my OS X Mavericks system that I want to disable so it cannot be used for login. I would not like to delete the account permanently but rather disable it temporarily. I believe ...
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Adding a username alias using the command line

How do I add a username alias using the command line? I can do it fine using the preferences dialog through the "Advanced Options", but I need to do it during an installation script. Can someone ...
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Using vmware fusion on one account while fast user switching

I want to create a standard mac user called vmware to run multiple VMs. If I fast user switch, will those VMs become suspended or inaccessible? I don't want to use the VMs from my user account, but ...
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OS X 10.9 - Home Directory for Share Only Account?

I created a new Share Only user account but I am not able to find the home directory for this account in Finder, or under /Users. I know for sure that the account was created correctly, because when ...
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Outlook 2011 cannot delete account

Recently migrated work email to office365, therefore, all of our users have a new account on a new exchange server. Added this without fuss, but upon trying to remove the obsolete account outlook ...
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Understanding the 'staff' user group

It's known that all users are members of the 'staff' group. If you setup a standard user and create any file, a list of that file in the terminal with 'ls -la' shows the user group to be 'staff'. ...
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How to fix a damaged user account?

So I'm riding the Mavericks, I mean I'm using OS X 10.9.2. :) I played around with the account settings and now the account is damaged. Below is exactly how I damaged it. I wanted to change my ...
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Applications assume Home folder to be /home/{user}

All my apps have started identifying Home folder as /home/{user} rather than /Users/{user}. This is causing them not to be able to launch as they can't be launched due to inability to write/read from ...
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Can I have an audio stream that plays continuously regardless of what user is logged in?

(I suspect the short answer is "no," but I wanted to make sure.) I have two accounts on my MBA (work and personal). During the work day, the computer is also playing my music. When I need to switch ...
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how to turn off rotating cube animation upon user switch?

How to turn off rotating cube animation upon user switch? I apparently need to pad out this qwuestion, so i will add that it makes me dizzy thank you!
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Dropbox asking for permissions to wrong folder after changing account name

I just got a new macbook and is now installing apps to it. After setting up Dropbox and everything else, I decided that I wanted to change the account name (which was previously "mac") to my name. ...
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Ensure that the user is signed in after a reboot via Terminal.app

In the User settings I have Automatically Sign In as: . However, when I reboot the machine via SSH in the Terminal.app the machine reboots, but does not sign in the specified user and is stuck at the ...
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Accessing files created by network scanner using a another username

I have a HP network scanner sending files directly to a shared folder on my OSX 10.9. Since it uses SMB and OSX wants me to "save the password in a less secure way" in the sharing options panel I ...
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Deleted user still appears on system startup screen

Recently, I had to setup a user for the Apple Hardware replacement team in my local Apple Store on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.2 called "apple". After the repair, I deleted the user via Users ...
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Create network user with remote home folder

I have Mac Server with OpenDirectory configured. Then I create some network users with home folder located on server. Due to the high bandwidth of user usage, I want to add another server that only ...
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I forgot my new user's password [duplicate]

I was so happy by the time I was setting the password for my mac mini that I forgot wich it was, What can I try? I needed to install an app and my password prompt showed up, Is there a way arround ...
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Make the most out of a mac without admin account

So. I've got this laptop from work. Big corporate enterprise. Bureaucracy can't give me an admin privileges so I'm stuck with what I can install at my home folder. Got lucky it came with a C compiler ...