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michaelhoch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Mar 9, 2011 11:43 PM
How can I activate the Guest account on a local machine with Remote Desktop (command line?)
Thanks
iMac C2D 21" 3 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Matt Ramsay Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Mar 15, 2011 11:46 AM (in response to michaelhoch)
    I don't know the terminal commands offhand, but it can be done via MCX if you're running an Open Directory server.

    If I come across the terminal commands, I'll post back.
    XServe / MacBook / MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Matt Ramsay Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Mar 15, 2011 12:02 PM (in response to michaelhoch)
    If you have an OD server, the MCX policy that controls guest access is applied to either computers or computer groups. Once the policy is in place, network connectivity has no effect until you want the policy updated/removed.

    Do you have your Macs bound to OD?
    XServe / MacBook / MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Matt Ramsay Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Mar 15, 2011 12:19 PM (in response to michaelhoch)
    Yes.

    In Workgroup Manager, the steps would be:
    Select an existing computer group (or create a new one).
    Add the appropriate computer objects (if they aren't already there)
    Click 'Preferences'
    Click 'Login', then click the 'Options' tab.
    Click the 'Always' radio button.
    Click the box to 'Enable Guest account'.
    Click 'Apply Now'
    XServe / MacBook / MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Matt Ramsay Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Mar 15, 2011 12:28 PM (in response to michaelhoch)
    No problem. Good luck.
    XServe / MacBook / MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Matt Ramsay Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Mar 15, 2011 12:43 PM (in response to michaelhoch)
    You should not have to add the computers, as they should be in OD after they were bound.
    If you click the computer icon in WGM, you should see a list of all your machines.
    If you click on the computer group icon, you can add a computer group.
    Select the group you want to manage, then click the 'members' tab, then the '+' button.
    You can multi-select all the machines to add, then click apply.
    XServe / MacBook / MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Matt Ramsay Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Mar 16, 2011 4:21 AM (in response to michaelhoch)
    Glad to hear its working for you.
    If you don't mind, please mark the appropriate posts as either helpful or answered for others' benefit.
    XServe / MacBook / MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • zeeshan bhatti Calculating status...
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    Feb 11, 2013 10:59 PM (in response to michaelhoch)

    i cant active my idd

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