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Administrator Rights (Mac)

Rights (privileges) on a computer determine the tasks a user can perform and how much control they have. The computer administrator, who has all rights, can make system-wide changes, including installing software, accessing all files, and creating, modifying, and deleting user accounts.

To view your rights on Mac OS X, follow these steps:

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

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  2. In the System Preferences window, under System, select Accounts.

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  3. Select your user account, and then view the right panel. If Allow user to administer this computer isn't checked, you don't have admin rights.

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If you want to check the box but can't because it's dimmed, you'll either need to log on as an administrator (if you have a different account with those rights) or ask a user with admin rights for assistance. For more info, refer to your built-in Mac Help or consult Apple's support site.


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