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    OS X Lion login screen info

    In previous versions of the OS, when at the login screen you could click on the info under the Apple logo and cycle through to get IP Address, SN# Time/Date etc. but it would seem Apple has done away with this handy feature with OS X 10.7+.

    This was handy when we went around to update computer names in labs or to double check IP address/subnet info.

    I've seen this work around Display System Info On The Login Screen Again [OS X Tips] | Cult of Mac but still not what we need. Anyone else have an tips on this?

    Thanks,

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    I'm not sure myself but the command they have

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    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow AdminHostInfo HostName
    Do you replace HostName with the actual apple macs hostname or do you leave that as is or what exactly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    When you run said command are you logging in as domain admin ( AD Account ), the OD Master admin account or local admin on the mac itself ?

    Just a stab in the dark ?

    When you say not what you need, as in you run the command it works but it is not giving you the info you need or the command does not make any difference and does not work or what ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    When you run said command are you logging in as domain admin ( AD Account ), the OD Master admin account or local admin on the mac itself?
    I ran it under a local admin account, but you don't have to do it that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    it is not giving you the info you need
    Correct. If you click the clock on the login screen after running the command above, it will only display the computer name, OS X version and build numbers and IP Address.

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