View Full Version : Changing primary user shortname

08-12-2008, 09:15 AM
I need to clone a master build to 8 laptops and then change the primary user shortname to a unique one (of their choosing) for each laptop owner. I know that I can add each particular user as an admin but I assume that all apps etc. belong to the primary user .... and I want to avoid having to authenticate when older applications are replaced by newer versions, etc.

Is there any easy way to do this after cloning with SuperDuper! ?


PS I'm running the latest version of Leopard.

08-12-2008, 09:26 AM
Sorry, no: this isn't something we support directly.

08-12-2008, 09:46 AM
Has nothing to do with SD! However, in Leopard it is easier to change the short user name than it was in previous OSX versions.
See this article: http://www.macworld.com/article/132693/2008/03/changeshortusername.html
Note that changing both the short user name and the name of the user's home folder will break paths that include the name of that home folder.