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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jamesg1985, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. jamesg1985 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 11, 2015
    #1
    Is there a way of making it impossible to create a new user, even if you're the administrator?
     
  2. vmachiel macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Location:
    Holland
    #2
    No, sorry. That's part of the administrator rights.
     
  3. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Mar 21, 2014
    Location:
    Portland / Seattle
    #3
    It's not possible, as vmachiel offers.

    My workaround, used in the small company I own is to create a Standard (or Managed) user account from a single Admin user account, then make the Admin account hidden using Terminal. I have a couple of Macs for my clients' use that just have the Guest user account enabled, with the Admin user account hidden - the KISS principle for their usage needs.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203998 offers a pretty good description of the process IMHO. Unhiding an account is also pretty simple.
     
  4. es5694 macrumors member

    es5694

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    Mar 31, 2016
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    #4
    I guess doing this is like corrupting the iOS. Nope not possible.
     

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