Setting Apple Remote Desktop Administrator Access Authorization
and Privileges Using Local Accounts in Mac OS X v10.4
To prepare a client for administration, you enable Apple Remote Desktop sharing on
the client computer and set Apple Remote Desktop administrator access privileges by
using the Sharing pane of the computer’s System Preferences. You set access privileges
separately for each user account on the computer. Follow the steps in this section to
set access privileges on each client computer.
Note: You can skip this task if you create a custom installer that automatically enables
your desired client settings.
To make changes on a client computer, you must have the name and password of a
user with administrator privileges on the computer.
For information about preparing a client running Mac OS X v10.5 or later, see “Setting
Apple Remote Desktop Administrator Access Authorization and Privileges Using Local
Accounts in Mac OS X v10.5” on page 67.
To set administrator privileges on a computer running Mac OS X v10.4:
On the client computer, open System Preferences and click Sharing.
If the preference pane is locked, click the lock and then enter the user name and
password of a user with administrator privileges on that computer.
Select Apple Remote Desktop in the Sharing service pane.
Click Access Privileges.
Select each user that you want enabled for Apple Remote Desktop administration
Select a listed user whose access privileges you want to set, and then make the
changes you want to the access privileges. Your changes take effect immediately.
Hint: Holding down the Option key while clicking the user’s checkbox will
automatically select all the following checkboxes for access.
See “Apple Remote Desktop Administrator Access” on page 65 for more information.
Repeat for additional users whose access privileges you want to set.
If desired, enter information in any or all of the four Computer Information fields.
This information appears in Apple Remote Desktop System Overview reports and
optionally in the computer list views. For example, you can enter an inventory number
for the computer, a serial number, or a user’s name and telephone number.
To activate the Apple Remote Desktop client, make sure to select the Apple Remote
Desktop checkbox, or select Apple Remote Desktop and click Start.
Understanding and Controlling Access Privileges