Putting Macbook on Active Directory - Keeping local user

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Duinan, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Duinan macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2013
    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:
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    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.
  3. Duinan thread starter macrumors newbie

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


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