Converting network account to local

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gopherhockey, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. gopherhockey macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2010
    I am bound to Active Directory on my Mac. When I log in, its logging into AD and mapping drives etc. while still allowing me to use the Mac and administer it. (I'm sure many are doing this)

    I want to completely remove AD from my home network and transfer this user (and all its settings) to a regular "local" user of my Mac.

    Is this possible?

    I thought about unbinding, but my guess is I won't be able to re-log in as that user. Thought about creating a second user and copying settings, but am concerned rights might get screwed up.

    Maybe using the migration assistant I could transfer a time machine backup to a local user?
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    If your home directory is on the server, you'll need to copy the home directory over to your Mac. Then you create a new user with the same short name. Snow Leopard will see the home directory and fix permissions on it for you.

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