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Mac® OS X System Administration by Guy Hart-Davis

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CHAPTER 7Create and Control Users and Groups

Right, it’s time to get users onto your network. To enable a user to join the network, you need to create a user account for that person. Unless you run the network on your own, you will also need to create an account for each other administrator. You can also create accounts for computers, and then marshal both users and computers into groups.

Understanding the Tools for Working with Accounts

Mac OS X Server provides several different tools for working with accounts. Having these different tools brings power and flexibility—at the risk of some accompanying confusion at first. Here’s a quick summary before you dive into the details:

Server Preferences Server Preferences is the tool you’ll normally ...

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