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Create completely hidden accounts in 10.5 and 10.4.11
Authored by: Anonymous on Feb 02, '08 02:36:40PM

If this were a normal user account, I would agree with you. But for most (if not all) administrative functions, a home directory does not seem to be necessary. You may get an error here and there, but everything from ARD to Disk Utility, System Preferences and Terminal all work as usual. You can download files, install software, delete and add accounts, change system settings, et cetera.

About the only thing you don't get is permanence between logins, because there is no ~/Library to save settings to. For my purposes, this doesn't really bother me. Plus, it keeps overhead for the hidden account to a bare minimum.



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