1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 11, 2013 9:19 AM by lab specialist
lab specialist Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)

I want to know IF and HOW to change the login screen name of the Guest User account.  i want the Guest User account to show "Physics Student" at the login screen.

 

I am running 10.7.5 on 2010 iMacs

 

I am setting up a computer lab for my school.

 

for years now, i have been trying to lock down most OS X features such that the students can't change vital settings and thus causing issues for the students who come in later that day.

 

I have used the Simple Finder with Parental Controls and it has worked OK

 

However, i have found that by using the Guest User account w/ the Simple Finder and Parental Controls will give me the desired protection that i want.

 

Today, i have figured out how to customize the Guest User account with particular System Settings and App settings such that when you logout and log back in you get a clean start w/ my specific system settings.(background, application list, application toolbar settings, etc)

 

To that, I also figured out how to change the login screen image of the Guest User to anything i want (it was a simple change)

 

 

Unfortunately, to complete my customization of my Guest User account, i would like to rename the accounts login name (not the official OSs' account name)

 

 

Does anyone know how to do this?

 

please advise

 

please and thank you


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 , 16 GB RAM
  • 1. Re: change Guest User login name
    lab specialist Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)

    Also,

     

    Is there a way to Force Logout the Guest User

     

    i have set the unactivity time limit, however, it will just sit at the confirmation screen

     

    i want it just to close everything and logout after 30 2 hours of no activity

     

    please advise

     

    please and thank you