3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2008 11:36 AM by Kappy
The Hammer610 Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
I did a new install and accidentally gave the wrong name to the Administrator. So I created a new user with the correct name and short name.

Is there anyway to change the user to Administrator? And then delete the old (current) Adminsitrator?

I logged in as Root and seemed to be unable to change the Admin or even create a new Admin account. There does not seem to be that option under "Accounts".

G4 867 MHz, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (244,755 points)
    Log into the existing admin account. Change the status of the other user account to admin. Log out and log in to the new admin account. Delete the old account.

    Alternatively download ChangeShortName - VersionTracker or MacUpdate - and use it to change the short name of the original account to the one you prefer. Then you don't need to make a new account or delete the old one.
  • The Hammer610 Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    "Change the status of the other user account to admin."

    I tried that. Did not see a way to change the status of the other user to admin. I suspect it is easy, but there did not seem to be that option available.

    Thanks.
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (244,755 points)
    Open Accounts preferences, click the lock icon to authenticate, select the account whose status you want to change, check the box to make the account an admin account. You must do this from your admin account.