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Duinan

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 20, 2013
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Hopefully I've put this question in the correct place...

We have a user that needs to put their MacBook Pro (OSX 10.8.3) on our active directory network. I've seen loads of instructions but I'm not sure about one point. When selecting the option to create a Mobile Account at Login, does that create a new, separate account? Or does it just 'enable' the current local user account?. This is a user that has quite a bit installed on the MacBook already. And yes, I'm completely new to the Mac world :confused:
 

aristobrat

macrumors G5
Oct 14, 2005
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It creates a new account.

I don't know of a way to take a local account on a Mac and "make it" into an Active Directory account.

We have a Mac consultant that does stuff like that where I work, and when he joined everyone to AD, he had to manually copy everything from their local account over to their new AD account. Not saying that's the only way, but he's usually pretty good about that kind of stuff, and that was his method.
 

Duinan

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 20, 2013
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That's what I was afraid of. It's just one for now, but you know how it is...

Thanks!
 
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