Installing Without Admin Name/Password

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TheMurmur, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. TheMurmur macrumors newbie

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    I've got a few .pkg files that I'd like to install, but I don't have permissions.
    Is there a way I can get around this without the admin name and password? I don't have access to Applications, either.
    I usually just drag the programs into a seperate folder so I don't have to keep the disc image. =D If anyone can help, it'd be greatly appreciated. And if you need to know what I'm trying to install, it's Mac MSN 8. :p
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you don't have the admin password, then it's probably not your Mac. Ask the owner's permission before you install anything.
     
  3. TheMurmur thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a Mac given to me for school, and I've been told by teachers and network admins that we can install what we want, outside of school.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Then contact them and ask them to give you the admin password.
     
  5. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Sounds pretty sketchy. As GGJstudios says, ask them for the password. If that really is the situation, they should have no problem with giving you the password.
     

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