Apple Training Series Mac OS X Support Essentials by Owen Linzmayer

By Owen Linzmayer

The one Apple-certified e-book on Mac OS X, this up-to-date best-seller will take you deep contained in the most modern big-cat working method, overlaying every thing from networking applied sciences to method management, customizing the working approach, command-line programming, and extra. even if you are a aid technician or just an ardent Mac person, you are going to fast research and grasp the a hundred and fifty+ good points new to Mac OS X Tiger, together with the cutting edge highlight seek process, a Dashboard jam-packed with customizable Widget mini-apps, the Automator program for construction custom-made workflows, and extra. Following the training pursuits of the Apple qualified Technical Coordinator certification examination, this self-paced booklet is an ideal complement to Apple's personal education type and a primary primer for machine aid team of workers who have to troubleshoot and optimize Mac OS X as a part of their jobs. bankruptcy assessment sections and quizzes summarize and make stronger won wisdom.

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By Owen Linzmayer

The one Apple-certified e-book on Mac OS X, this up-to-date best-seller will take you deep contained in the most modern big-cat working method, overlaying every thing from networking applied sciences to method management, customizing the working approach, command-line programming, and extra. even if you are a aid technician or just an ardent Mac person, you are going to fast research and grasp the a hundred and fifty+ good points new to Mac OS X Tiger, together with the cutting edge highlight seek process, a Dashboard jam-packed with customizable Widget mini-apps, the Automator program for construction custom-made workflows, and extra. Following the training pursuits of the Apple qualified Technical Coordinator certification examination, this self-paced booklet is an ideal complement to Apple's personal education type and a primary primer for machine aid team of workers who have to troubleshoot and optimize Mac OS X as a part of their jobs. bankruptcy assessment sections and quizzes summarize and make stronger won wisdom.

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Your user type doesn't dictate the tasks you can perform with the Macintosh, but it does determine the level of privileges you enjoy for changing how the Mac operates. You can configure three types of users in Mac OS X: • A standard user can use a basic set of applications and tools and is limited to making configuration changes that affect only the user's account, such as what applications and files are opened when the user logs in and what picture is displayed as the user's background pattern.

Open Accounts preferences. 2. Unlock the Accounts pane by authenticating as Apple Admin. 3. Add a new user, Warren Peece (Short Name: warren, Password: peece). 4. Log out of the Apple Admin account. 5. Log in to the Warren Peece account. 6. Open Security preferences. 7. Click the lock icon at the bottom left of the window, then authenticate as Apple Admin. 8. Click Turn On FileVault. 9. Type Warren's password (warren) in the Password field and click OK. A warning message appears asking you if you are sure you want to turn on FileVault.

If you double-click the disk image file, the system prompts you to enter a password. If you enter Warren's password, the disk image mounts. 3. Click Apple Admin in the menu bar, and choose Warren Peece from the user accounts menu. 4. Log in using Warren's password. 56 57 5. Go to /Users/warren. Notice that Warren can access the contents of his home folder. [View full size image] 6. Choose Apple > Log Out Warren Peece. Resetting a User's Password If Warren forgets his password, the contents of his home folder are inaccessible, unless his password is reset using the master password.

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