Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 7:19 AM (in response to Uncle_Badger)
I don't know if this still works with more recent versions of OS X, but this was the procedure for earlier versions:
Send the following UNIX command to the target computers as the "root" user:
dscl / -append /Groups/admin GroupMembership ARDusername
where "ARDusername" is the user you want to add to the admin group.
Try that on a test system and see if it still works with current OS X versions. The dscl command is still present, but the group name or syntax may have changed.
Regards.iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Core i7 3.4Ghz GeForce GTX 680MX
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 7:24 AM (in response to varjak paw)
Happy to give it a try, any clues on reversing the process ?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2013 9:56 AM (in response to Uncle_Badger)
I would presume you'd use dscl / -delete in place of -append, but read the man page for dscl for details.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2013 4:21 PM (in response to Uncle_Badger)
I use this in my setup scripts:
# Default Admin User (e.g. for ARD)
# Note: Adjust this before starting the Script
/System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -configure -access -off
/System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/kickstart -configure -access -on -privs -all -users $my_ADM
Just replace the
my_ADMvariable with the user/users you would like to add. (I run the script as superuser!)
Need more Info? Here is how to get it:
sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/k ickstart --help
Hope this helps :-)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to jhochwald)
I believe that command would add someone as an ARD administrator, but would not make the user an adminstrator of the Mac, which is what Uncle Badger wants to do.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2013 11:49 AM (in response to varjak paw)
But the question is in the ARD Forum... Therefore: Yes, but as long as the User is a ARD Admin you are able to execute commands and/or installations via remote as an admin.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2013 11:52 AM (in response to jhochwald)
Yes, I am well aware that this is the ARD forum. Please read the first sentence of the original post again:
I would like to know if there is an easy way to make an END USER an administrator of THEIR MAC using ARD.
Uncle Badger again wants to use ARD to make a user a Mac OS X administrator. He does not want to add an ARD administrator, nor does he want to allow someone to remotely execute commands.