Multiple users on one mac and email

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kimbie, May 14, 2012.

  1. Kimbie macrumors regular


    Jan 6, 2010
    We have one of our macs with office 2011 and OSX 10.7 which is going to have to be shared between two users.

    The macs log on with a generic user and then the outlook is setup with their AD profiles.

    Now I have found the article on how to swap between profiles in so much you have to load the MS profile app, then set the other to the default which is all a bit long winded and not suitable for users.

    Short of creating a new user on the mac and having them log off each night, is ther a better option?

  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Better in what ways? Better doesn't really mean much without your specific criteria stated. Is ease of use for the user the only major concern?
  3. BaldiMac macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
    I'm not sure which part of the last option you were objecting to, but you don't have to log out to switch users. Just enable Fast User Switching.
  4. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    I agree. Having multiple users share a single account seems like a horrible idea to me... based on how we use computers. We all either have separate logins, or separate computes. Fast user switching is the way to go.

  5. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    MacOS X is designed and intended to be a multi-user operating system. Best practices dictate that even a single user/owner should establish at least two accounts--one administration account and a second standard account that is used for all productive work. Sharing a single account between two users is bad practice beyond belief.

    The need to share files is not an excuse for having a single user account for multiple users. MacOS X has a shared user account that allows multiple users to share local files.

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