Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to 2Chuck)
I was wondering if Mac OS allows different account for each user to log in locally,
able to join a domain,
capable of making system image of its OS for restoration if needed.
Users can make backups of their own user account folder (their 'Home' folder in Mac OS X). The system resources are backed up by the Admin user.
Does Mac OS has something similar to Windows group policy where the admin can control almost anything in that computer?
The Admin user - or the root user which Admin also has access to - can control everything, yes.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to softwater)
Many thanks for the response. So, there is no "system image" perse in the Mac OS. It's called "System Resources" and, are those the same as "system/OS image"? In the Windows side, the local admin can add as many users to the "Administrators" group to have full rights of the computer. Is this the same thing with Mac OS or not?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to 2Chuck)
Only root can make bootable clones of a Mac OS X system; administrators will be asked to provide their password to perform this action. Individual accounts can be made administrators and otherwise managed from the Accounts or Users & Groups pane of System Preferences.