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How to add Network Users as Local Admin

818 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2013 7:07 PM by ebrind RSS
ebrind Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Mar 22, 2013 2:09 PM

Hello All

I have been manually adding users to the local computer admin group so they can use their user id every time they are prompt for an Admin ID and PW. I also use the following terminal command when I know a users are going to be using a computer:

dseditgroup -o edit -n /Local/Default -u localadmin -p -a networkuser -t user admin

Does anyone know of an easier way to do this?

It would be so much easier to add a group so anyone in that group would have local admin rights of that computer.

Could you simply change the terminal command to this?

dseditgroup -o edit -n /Local/Default -u localadmin -p -a networkgroup -t user admin

I am going to test and see but I doubt it.



MacMini Server, OS X Server, 10.7.5
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
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    Mar 23, 2013 9:07 AM (in response to ebrind)

    Workgroup Manager or Directory Utility. But I wonder why you're doing this at all… I use a standard user account myself and need to use the admin account credentials (which is another user account) very little outside of modifying software.

  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
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    Mar 23, 2013 6:45 PM (in response to ebrind)

    The question is whether you need them to be an administrator on the server or the local system they're on. If it's the local system then you need to have them in the directory of the local system. The simplest thing to do is to have a "generic" local admin account that's on each system and that everyone knows. You can always tell if it's asking for the user's credentials because it's filled in. If not then it wants a local admin credential.


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