installing software

Trout74

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Feb 3, 2005
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I have fast user switching enabled on my computer. Two users, my wife and me. im the administrator.

I cant seem to install software when im logged in as my wife. Its like she doesnt have permission to install things. Is there an option to allow her administrator rights on her log in?

im new to apple, thanks for the help.

trout74
 

daveL

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Jun 18, 2003
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Trout74 said:
I have fast user switching enabled on my computer. Two users, my wife and me. im the administrator.

I cant seem to install software when im logged in as my wife. Its like she doesnt have permission to install things. Is there an option to allow her administrator rights on her log in?

im new to apple, thanks for the help.

trout74
Uhm, well - she doesn't have admin privileges.

Edit: For some reason I missed the last part of your post. Yes as admin you can go into Preferences: Accounts and add admin privileges to her account, or you can install everything and leave her settings alone. For security reasons, the fewer admins, the better. In the end, everyone has access to all installed apps regardless of who installed them (unless you're a Unix weeny and know how to change this).
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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you can give her administator status if you would like from your account, open up system prefs>accounts>select her user>go to the Security tab and at the bottom there is a checkbox for allowing that user to be an admin as well there you go

she has to be an admin to be able to install software i believe
 

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