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Create completely hidden accounts in 10.5 and 10.4.11
Authored by: treleven on Mar 26, '08 02:07:46AM

First repeat this mantra, "Big guns make big holes."
The command line has the power to really stuff things up.
That said, Let's fight fire with fire. Get another dreaded terminal window.

To get rid of the "HiddenUsersList" paste this into the terminal
sudo defaults -currentHost delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow \HiddenUsersList

Set this true or false depending whether you want the "Other" entry in the login window.
sudo defaults -currentHost write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow SHOWOTHERUSERS_MANAGED -bool false

The rest you should be able to delete in "Accounts" or using "Workgroup Manager" (from Apple.

Hope it helped, Treleven

PS: I didn't try the script, but the commands all worked exactly as described for me on Macos 10.5.2



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