No Administrator

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Nik_Doof, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Nik_Doof macrumors regular

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    #1
    In a strange twist i've ended up with having no Administrators on my machine, is there any way i can fix this? i dont want to do another re-install of OSX :(
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    try

    going into the Users spot on the Systems Preferences. check off someone as administrator. When it asks for a password, use the Name of the person, and password that was used to originally set up the computer. Hopefully the root user that set up the computer still works.
     
  3. tj2001 macrumors regular

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  4. Nik_Doof thread starter macrumors regular

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    How i did it:

    Boot into single user mode, edit /etc/sudoers and added my short login name:

    nik_doof ALL=(ALL) ... or whatever it was

    Reboot, then use sudo nicl at the term level to append my username to /groups/admin users

    Wolla, quite simple.

    Oh yah, the Active Directory plugin for panther has a nasty tendancy to remove admin rights from users.
     

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