Disabling Users on 10.4.8

bigandy

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I'm needing to temporarily (for about a day) disable the other user accounts on a PowerMac. There's about 14 accounts, and I need it so that only mine will work, while the others won't be able to log in or switch users.

Is there any way to do this without actually deleting the user accounts? If there is, I can't find it. :confused:
 

t1937r0

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Sep 5, 2006
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Log in, turn off user switching, set your screensaver to lock your screen
when you are idle for a minute or two. Not exactly what you wanted,
but it might be effective enough.

Robin
 

bigandy

macrumors G3
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Apr 30, 2004
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Murka
acutally, doofus here didn't think of that :rolleyes:

that'll stop them logging in. the mac's power is locked away so there's no restarting happening :)

cheers.

i'm off home to feel like a dumbass in the privacy of my own flat. :D
 

whooleytoo

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Aug 2, 2002
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Cork, Ireland.
bigandy said:
I'm needing to temporarily (for about a day) disable the other user accounts on a PowerMac. There's about 14 accounts, and I need it so that only mine will work, while the others won't be able to log in or switch users.

Is there any way to do this without actually deleting the user accounts? If there is, I can't find it. :confused:
Funnily enough, I was trying to disable accounts just a few days ago (when someone gained access to my Mac remotely); and was surprised when I couldn't find any obvious way to just disable an account.

Assuming you're an administrative user, you could just change their passwords for the day.
 
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