Solved

Local admins on macs from Open Directory

Posted on 2010-09-06
7
641 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Ok I have searched the net and is there really no easy way to make users a local administrators of their macs so they can install apps? I find it hard to believe its that hard. Please someone give me the run down.
0
Comment
Question by:cbielich
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:woolnoir
ID: 33616291
There isnt really - if you have AD integration it becomes a lot easier as it allows AD-> ADMIN group mappings which can be controlled from the AD side, in addition anyone configured as a managed as the computer object in AD becomes a local admin.

for OD, you need to upgrade the local admin group on each mac....

1. Open WGM.
2. Select Server > View Directories
3. Make sure you are in fact in the Local directory, authenticate.
4. Select View > Show System Users and Groups
5. Select the "admin" Group
6. Click the "Upgrade Legacy Group" button.

then you can use WGM to add OD groups into the local admin group on each machine - there isnt a 'nice' way to do this that i know of. You could in theory make this change to a master image, and deploy the machines with the changes already made.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
brisquet earned 500 total points
ID: 33617477
I found this and it sounds like a winner:

You can do all this in Workgroup Manager on each client Mac:

1. Open WGM.
2. Select Server > View Directories
3. Make sure you are in fact in the Local directory, authenticate.
4. Select View > Show System Users and Groups
5. Select the "admin" Group
6. Click the "Upgrade Legacy Group" button.

Now you can use the "+" button to add any group, local and from Open Directory to the admin group.
Account Preferences will honor that and display the correct admin status for all users that inherit local admin rights this way (check the tooltip for the check box in Account Preferences).
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:woolnoir
ID: 33621964
was this of any use cbielich  ?
0
Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:cbielich
ID: 33622144
Let me give it a try
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:woolnoir
ID: 33624233
Let me know how it goes
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:woolnoir
ID: 33652321
Mmm didn't I post the same solution before the person you awarded the points to ?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:cbielich
ID: 33653868
oh sorry I didnt scroll up high enough to notice yours, can I edit it?
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The error "There was an error performing the update" occurred on a Mac OS X client workstation running  Symantec AntiVirus for Mac (http://www.symantec.com/business/products/purchasing.jsp?pcid=pcat_security&pvid=825_1) - the Enterprise product vers…
Syslogd is a utility that traps and logs messages sent by running processes. It is configured with the syslog.conf file, which consists of lines containing a pair of fields: "the selector field which specifies the types of messages and priorities to…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question