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    Question Mac Profiles

    Hi All

    I am in the process of setting up a new mac network (for the first time) and on testing the profiles I accidentally installed a restricted profile onto my local admin account. This has now locked me out of such settings as network & profiles.

    Does anyone know of a way that I can remove this profile from my local admin account even though I can not access the profiles setting when logged in as the local admin.

    I would very much appreciate anyones help on this.

    Cheers

    Josh

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    I think the terminal command is "/usr/bin/profiles -d" You will likely need a sudo on the front of that.

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    Hi Jwzg
    Thanks for your reply much appreciated.

    I have done as you suggest and inputted into the terminal the following command "sudo /usr/bin/profiles -d"

    It prompted to ask if I wanted to delete all provisioning profiles
    I said yes

    It appears to have completed however none of the features have become enabled again.

    Have I done something wrong or missed off doing something else.

    Your help would be much appreciated

    Kind Regards

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    Stupid question, but did you restart afterwards?

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    x2 with Tom. Restart and you should be golden.

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    Hi Both

    I have done this command twice now and shutdown / restarted and still can not access the settings which were locked by the profile.

    Any further thoughts ???

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    Do you have Parental Controls on?

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    Time Machine backup i'm guessing hasn't been created? Only other suggestion I have is to create a new user account through Terminal (if you can, should be able to with sudo) and transfer things over manually, How to Add a User From Terminal Mac OS X Screen Sharing | Chron.com is what I found.

    EDIT: Parental controls might be a reason, I should really stop overlooking the simple answers. Didn't think you could set Parental Controls on an admin account though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomCollins View Post
    Time Machine backup i'm guessing hasn't been created? Only other suggestion I have is to create a new user account through Terminal (if you can, should be able to with sudo) and transfer things over manually, How to Add a User From Terminal Mac OS X Screen Sharing | Chron.com is what I found.

    EDIT: Parental controls might be a reason, I should really stop overlooking the simple answers. Didn't think you could set Parental Controls on an admin account though.
    Just guessing at this point, Tom, but I think you are right about PC on an admin acct.

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    No parental controls set.

    I have been able to create a new account I was just hoping I could fix this one.

    I have installed osx server on the mac, I think I have removed it from any of the possible groups which could be affecting it, again restarted have rerun the command and restarted and no affect.

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    Stupidly i haven't done a time machine on my mac
    Should have done one before I started this in hinsight

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    Thank you to both of you for your support, Looks like I may have to move everything to a new account. As have tried again with no joy

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