Converting network account to local

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

  1. gopherhockey macrumors regular

    gopherhockey

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    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

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    Asheville, NC
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    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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