OS X Mountain Lion :: 10.8.5 - Can Restrict Administrator Account?

Sep 8, 2014

I am running OSX 10.8.5 and would like to set up an administrator account with restricted rights.  For example I would want to allow the account to administer user accounts but would not want to allow it to install software. Is this possible in OSX?

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Jan 16, 2009

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I have created a standard user, say user. However I find that when the standard user logs in he can access the volume and the rights for the drive become user:user instead of admin:admin, so that drive is accessible by any login user no matter what permissions I set as an administrator.

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Sep 11, 2014

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I have an issue where I can receive mail but cannot send mail to any yahoo account on this Macbook Pro.

My other devices (other macs) work just fine. 

This particular Mac - gets a 554 Error (229) under my user when I send mail to Yahoo.  But under Guest, it works just fine.

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I'm not too computer savvy let alone MAC savvy.

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How do I prevent someone from circumventing the Lion administrator account in order to gain full access to the iMac and Internet, to change the Airport wi-fi network name, and to set up a separate administrator account? 

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