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What to do when you forget admin password?
Posted by: ho'ard
Date: March 19, 2007 10:15PM
A friend can't remember the password for his mini, and the cle doesn't help. He doesn't remember but his kid might have set it up.
I doubt there's an alternate admin account.
What does one do in a situation like this? Probably an early vesrion of 10.4 on there, I'm guessing.
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Re: What to do when you forget admin password?
Posted by: Monster
Date: March 19, 2007 10:16PM
Boot off the install CD and change it.





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Re: What to do when you forget admin password?
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: March 19, 2007 10:18PM
Put the install media into the Mini, restart, booting from the disc. You can then change the Admin password in the Utilities menu when the install options come up.
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Re: What to do when you forget admin password?
Posted by: johnc
Date: March 20, 2007 12:04AM
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ho'ard
Probably an early vesrion of 10.4 on there, I'm guessing.

Keep in mind the default keychain password (initially identical to the original admin password) won't change. This will prevent automatic unlocking of the default keychain when logging in to that account.

Instructions on how to remedy this here.

More detailed instructions (if needed) on resetting the admin password (using the Mac OS X Install CD) here.
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Re: What to do when you forget admin password?
Posted by: h'
Date: March 20, 2007 06:51AM
Thanks, everyone.
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