installing software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Trout74, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. Trout74 macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005
    I have fast user switching enabled on my computer. Two users, my wife and me. im the administrator.

    I cant seem to install software when im logged in as my wife. Its like she doesnt have permission to install things. Is there an option to allow her administrator rights on her log in?

    im new to apple, thanks for the help.

  2. daveL macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2003
    Uhm, well - she doesn't have admin privileges.

    Edit: For some reason I missed the last part of your post. Yes as admin you can go into Preferences: Accounts and add admin privileges to her account, or you can install everything and leave her settings alone. For security reasons, the fewer admins, the better. In the end, everyone has access to all installed apps regardless of who installed them (unless you're a Unix weeny and know how to change this).
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    you can give her administator status if you would like from your account, open up system prefs>accounts>select her user>go to the Security tab and at the bottom there is a checkbox for allowing that user to be an admin as well there you go

    she has to be an admin to be able to install software i believe
  4. Trout74 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005

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