4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2008 6:23 AM by Nikolai Franke
Nikolai Franke Level 1 Level 1
expertise.macosx
Mac OS X
hello.

I'd like to change an existing user account with admin privileges into a non-admin one. "Allow user to administer this computer" is hooked but greyed out (although lock is open) both when accessing it from the user account in question and when accessing it as root user (no matter if user in question logged in or not). How do I downgrade this account to a simple one then? (Can't find anything in Help files either.)

thanks

Titanium PowerBook G4 / 1,67 MHz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Solved by Michael Conniff on Mar 29, 2008 5:21 PM Solved
V.K. wrote:
Don't know why it doesn't work for you.

I think it won't let you remove the "admin" privilege from the "last" admin user, since it requires there to be at least one. So basically OS X is enforcing your recommendation
You should create one anyway if you plan to convert your current admin account to regular.