Mini HTPC users: account configuration?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Undecided, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Undecided macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2005
    To all those who use a Mini as a home theater PC, how do you have your accounts setup? I mean, do you just use a regular account for playing media, and have other accounts for config, etc.? Right now, on my Mini (server version), I just have a single admin account that I do everything through. It seems to work fine but the power went out one day and while it turned back on, it stopped with the login screen (so iTunes was no longer being served up since it has to run as a user).

    That got me thinking if I should have it automatically login but then I wasn't sure if I really want it to automatically login an admin account. There aren't other family members running around, so that's not really the concern - more, I guess, if it was stolen.

    Anyway, how's your setup?
  2. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    I have an admin account, and an account called itunes that is very limited that runs all the time.

    if i need to install something, I have to authenticate as admin.

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