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no admin after new install 10.8.5

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Oct 9, 2013 6:15 AM

All my users have no admin rights after i ve installed 10.8.5.

I have no optical drive and no install dvd or cd

what to do?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,660 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 1:00 PM (in response to dirk50)

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below on this page to select it:

    dscl . -read /groups/admin GroupMembership | open -ef


    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard by pressing the key combination command-C.

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).

    A TextEdit window will open with the output of the command. If the command produced no output, the window will be empty. You should get the following output:

    GroupMembership: root admin1 admin2 ...

    where admin1, admin2, ... are the names of the admin users. Are any users listed besides root?


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