Make Network Account Local Admin?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by BrandoFiasco, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. BrandoFiasco
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    macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Santa Monica, California
    I'm new to OS X server. I just setup Lion Server, OD, and a couple user accounts which are working fine, but is there a way to configure a network account as a local admin? So that way no matter what computer they login to-they are an administrator. I cant seem to find an answer to this one.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. Chimaera
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    Nov 15, 2002
    As far as I can tell you can create a policy in Profile Manager and then apply that to enrolled machines?

    I'd suggest creating a 'local admin' user group in OD and applying *that* via profile - that way you can just add/remove users from that group rather than editing the profile every time you need to make a change.

    I've not got any firsthand knowledge though, only theoretical so could be mistaken.
  3. pwbeninate
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    Dec 15, 2012
    And the users who should have local admin rights to a group in OD. Then use the 'dseditgroup' command to give that OD group admin rights on the client.

    sudo dseditgroup -o edit -a “od group name” -t group admin

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