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Can I create a hidden admin account via the terminal on OSX?

I have around 300 baby macs to look after, and they have lots of different admin accounts, which is a nightmare to work with. ARD has slowly been configured with the accounts of the machine owners, ...
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Is there a way to force a Password policy to local OSX users?

i have to manage a couple of MAC's with local accounts. Now i know pwpolicy to set local passwordpolicys, but i can't find a way to force a password history. I tried to use the "usingHistory=5" ...
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How can I rename a shortname in OpenLDAP on OS X Server 10.6 (Invalid DN syntax (34))

The company I work for is running OS X Server 10.6. All of the users were created with a first.last username syntax. This is causing problems and so we are trying to change the usernames to ...
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Mac OS X Server (Snow Leopard) Mananged Client documentation

I'm looking to better understand setting preferences for managed clients...specifically plists for iChat... Where is the most thorough documentation for setting this up (Once/Often)? It's either not ...
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How can I resolve this one application coming up with an “You don't have permission to use the application” error?

I've got a Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server Open Directory Master with a user who's getting Mobility & Application managed preferences from a group (the only group they're a member of). The ...
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Mac OS X Server add server user

What's the recommended way to add a user to Mac OS X Server that doesn't need all the hoopla associated with Workgroup Manager? There are many users pre-configured in Mac OS X Server (www, root, ...
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Unable to remove users in Workgroup Manager, they just keep coming back!

When I try to remove a user in the Workgroup Manager on OS X Server 10.6.2, it looks as though the user is removed correctly at first. But when refreshing, the user pops right back into view without ...
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Easy workflow for migrating home folders (from clients to OS X server)?

Let's say you have an office with 20 free range iMacs. One day they buy an Xserve to host network home folders. What steps would you perform to move their local accounts, and local home folders, to ...