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10.6: Make a temporary Administrator account
Authored by: macsadmn on Mar 31, '11 07:18:53PM

I agree with both of you. You are absolutely correct; this can be dangerous. But, that very point is precisely why I make every attempt to find solutions that does not involve giving a user admin rights, before resorting to something like this. Once a user is an admin, there's no stopping them from whatever they want to do. With that said, there's the ideal world where no regular user ever needs administrative privileges - and then there is reality. Honestly, I am very hard-nosed about giving anyone admin rights, but there are times that it is unavoidable without going and physically sitting besdie a user and typing in the admin password. If anyone looks at this solution as a something they should use often, then they likely need to reevaluate why they even bother with non-admin accounts.



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