User Mode in ARD

I am trying to figure out how to limit the access of ARD on an admin user mac account.
I have a user that logs into his computer as an admin user. He needs access to only a few other computers on the network (to access applications - ie. download email and eject disks), but the ARD lists and implies he has access to EVERY computer on the network. Is there a way to limit the ability to see the entire list of computers available? If so, how?

Limiting what systems he can see? No, not that I'm aware of. But if you set up different ARD admin users on the workstations, he'll only be able to connect to ones for which he's been given the account name and password.

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    I 'd like to use ARD to send a command to reboot target computers in Single User mode (and then run line of command).

    have you considered just using safeboot? safeboot dose many of the same things applejack dose, and it's built into the mac os x.
    Safeboot using ARD:
    You can start a safeboot by send unix command, as root, command:
    nvram boot-args="-x -v"
    send command reboot computer
    After the reboot, you could then send unix command, as user root, command:
    sudo nvram boot-args=""
    send command reboot computer
    NOTE: some features do not work while the computer is in safeboot, so it's a good idea to have the computer plugged in by ethernet, because most macs still work over ethernet in safeboot.
    Or you could just tell the user to reboot the computer holding the shift key, and when they get to the login window with the words "safeboot" to reboot the computer again.
    FYI: in the past i've ran safeboot, and watching the output, I could see it repaired the disk and permistions. soo if I had a disk that needed repairing, you could in thory try safeboot to fix the issue. The computer already runs a RAM test every time you power on the computer.

  • Script for Single User Mode

    I manage two school Mac labs and have relied on ARD for many years!
    I have been unable to successfully write an ARD script to to force my lab machines to restart in "Single User Mode". This would allow me to run AppleJack 1.5 remotely.
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    When you say you have "OSX" but not the "original install disks" do you mean the mac originally came with an earlier version and you don't have those disks, but you have a retail copy of Tiger?
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    *Is your data backed up? If not, prioritise that unless you can afford to loose it.*
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    Do you have another Mac? If so and you have the retail Tiger, you might be able to use Pacifist to replace BootX (in /System/Library/CoreServices). Alternatively, if the other Mac is running the same version of the OS and is also a PPC Mac, you could try copying the file from that machine.
    Before you do any of this (with the exception of the permissions repair), try to backup any data you need if that's at all possible.
    - cfr

  • Data back up from Single User Mode

    I have a problem with my 700 MHz iBook, dual USB, with OS X 10.3.9.
    Unfortunately the OS doesn't start up because of "overlapped extent allocation" problem...
    I would like to re-install the complete OS but before doing it, I would like to back up some directories.
    Is it possible to save some data, by connecting an Ipod or some sort of external peripheral, from the Single User mode?
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    Thank you in advance from your kind support.

    Before giving up the ghost check out these:
    Manually fix Overlapped Extent Allocation Errors without Disk Warrior
    Overlapped overlapped extent allocation errors can be the bane of any Mac user's existence. Often, these errors go unnoticed until the problem becomes visible: your Mac might refuse to boot, crash unexpected, or worse, critical data might disappear from the Finder. Disk Utility can detect, but not fix overlapped extent allocation errors, and certain third-party utilities, such as Alsoft Diskwarrior, can fix them, but generally without reporting the consequences.
    Overlapped extent allocation error occur when the file system thinks that two files are occupying the same area on the hard disk, hence overlapping on the same "inode," which is the structure which holds the location of the data blocks the file occupies, and also file permissions and flags.
    Clearing the "overlapped" or "overallocated" extent allocation essentially means that you'll have to lose some data, because the only way to remove the overlap is to delete the file that's occupying the inode. So, if you suspect, or find out, that the guilty file is a critical system file that resides in one of the hidden system directories such as /etc /var /usr/ or visible system directories such as /System or /Library, and you don't want to reinstall the whole OS (which might not fix the overlapped extent allocation anyway), it's good to have another disk available to copy the files back to your original disk if necessary: a second bootable hard drive or a firewire drive connected to your Mac when you remove the misbehaving file. Just make sure that when you copy the file back to your boot disk that the permissions are correct, so it's best to use the "ditto" command, so that all sticky bits, flags, and permissions are preserved.
    In case you didn't know, you don't have to boot from an install CD in order to check for overlapped extent allocations. All you need to do is restart your Mac, while holding down command + S to boot in "single-user mode."
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    No matter how many times you run fsck -fy, you'll never be rid of the error.
    So, simply issue the following command:
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  • How do i repair my hard drive in single user mode when disk is full?

    Hi there Apple Community!
    I have an old Macbook Pro 17" with an upgraded 500GB harddrive and 4GB memory. I'm running Mac OSX Lion.
    Was hoping you could help me out.  THis is the situation:
    Long story short I spilt wine on my macbook and the screen went a bit blobby. Switched it off for a few days, removed the battery etc. etc. Opened it up cleaned out as much of the wine as possible, but unfortunately some of it came in behind the LCD, so now the screen has a nice red stain.  Obviously I'm not going to try to clean that out of the LCD. 
    My Macbook Pro still worked for a few days after that, but then my harddrive gave up.  I booted in the Recovery HD menu, verified the drive and I got the error "Keys out of order - This disk needs to be repaired, click Repair Disk." I attempted to repair the disk but got the error "Keys out of order - Disk Full Error - The volume could not be repaired".
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    2) Start up in Single User Mode and delete some unnecessary files and re-attempt to run the fschk -fy utility again (I tried this earlier and got the same Disk Full Error).  - the problem with this is, I'm not familiar with the command line and have no clue how to delete files.  I don't know my way around Unix.
    3) I can also probably attempt to make a Ghost Image or Acronis Image of the failed drive to this new drive, but not sure if Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image will be able to read this HFS drive - I believe it's possible as it's a simple hard drive clone. 
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    Process:         iPhoto [1540]
    Path:            /Applications/
    Version:         8.1.2 (8.1.2)
    Build Info:      iPhotoProject-4240000~8
    Code Type:       X86 (Native)
    Parent Process:  launchd [209]
    Date/Time:       2012-09-19 19:56:45.528 +0200
    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.7.4 (11E53)
    Report Version:  9
    Sleep/Wake UUID: 7948ABE2-5294-4F87-B6E3-777095A2F2EE
    Interval Since Last Report:          4780 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report:           9
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   9
    Anonymous UUID:                      70117D38-03EA-4F9C-B810-50B743864B9E
    Crashed Thread:  0
    Exception Type:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
    Application Specific Information:
    dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries
    Dyld Error Message:
      Library not loaded: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iLifeSlideshow.framework/Versions/A/iLifeSlid eshow
      Referenced from: /Applications/
      Reason: image not found
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  • Kernel panic on MacPro in Single-User mode after memtest.

    I've had about 7 kernel panics in about 7 days on a new MacPro. 2 gigs of RAM (Apple Installed). Fresh install of OSX (no user import). While going through the troubleshooting process I ran memtest in single user mode. Ran it all night no errors.
    So in the morning I typed ctrl-c and then exit (i think)... it seemed to start the process of booting and I got another kernal panic. I've actually done this three times now.
    I checked panic.log and all the error messages but 1 were the same. Including the ones I got in single-user mode (copied below).
    Should I be able to gracefully exit out of single-user mode without a kernel panic?
    Does this point to a RAM error even though memtest and AHD for that matter ran all night without finding anything?
    I'm all set to try again (taking careful notes this time) to see if I can reproduce but I was hoping for some feedback first.
    Sat Jan 27 22:17:27 2007
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x41C47CC4): Uncorrectable Fbd memory error detected. ferr = 20000000 , nerr == 00000000, fErrFat = 20000000 nErrFat == 00000000
    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x108cd8 : 0x128d08 (0x3c9a74 0x108cfc 0x131de5 0x0)
    0x108d18 : 0x41c47cc4 (0x41c49f1c 0x20000000 0x0 0x20000000)
    0x108da8 : 0x41c47f58 (0x406a180 0x406a180 0x2 0x820044)
    0x108e38 : 0x66a712 (0x406a180 0x0 0x3ba3680 0x0)
    0x108e68 : 0x66a59b (0x3b92780 0x0 0x0 0x1c)
    0x108e88 : 0x67d9be (0x1c 0x108ef8 0x8 0x67f4be)
    0x108eb8 : 0x67db68 (0x3b91b1c 0x17 0x3b928ca 0x3b81120)
    0x108f18 : 0x68a743 (0x3b34348 0x0 0xafdd0c77 0x4cd5)
    0x108f38 : 0x70a4fb (0x3b34348 0x0 0x3abac80 0x0)
    0x108f68 : 0x67053f (0x3b88600 0x0 0x3b87580 0x49)
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    0x108fe8 : 0x19aa80 (0x25423e30 0x25423e30 0x19bad6 0xb26000)
    0x25423f18 : 0x1a445b (0x10 0x1 0x4af85c 0x6)
    0x25423f38 : 0x19d871 (0x0 0x0 0x25423f68 0x206)
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    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
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    Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.4: Sun Oct 29 15:26:54 PST 2006; root:xnu-792.16.4.obj~1/RELEASE_I386
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    Welcome to Apple Discussions!
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  • Can't log in with valid password, can't boot from disk, can't access disk utility, in single user mode can't reset password as appears locked in caps mode with '?' for forward slash, can anyone help?

    Can't log in with valid password, can't boot from disk, can't access disk utility, in single user mode can't reset password as appears locked in caps mode with '?' for forward slash, can anyone help?

    Which keyboard layout you were using? German, French ... I suppose your layout is reset to the default: US and you are unable to find the "?" or "/" ...
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  • I changed my wheel group properties to no access at top disk level.  I messed up, how can I change back in single user mode "command s" as I am now in Thailand and not able to access startup disks?

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    If you could also please let me know you have an answer, I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!! 
    thanks so much
    <Edited by Host>

    Thanks for the info on command-R, didn't know about that!!!
    Yes I changed the sharing "Wheel Group" permissions on my hard drive via Get Info.    But that's all I did.    And then most of the apps wouldn't respond with anything.    So not knowing I did something stupid, I decided to re-boot, and then nothing but the Wheel of Death at startup.
    I was trying to limit access to my computer on this network, changed my public folder settings, and then I thought why not the whole hard drive, but at that time I had no idea what the "Wheel Group" was... so I shouldn't have touched it, BUT IT DID ...... argggggg....
    I managed to go to an internet cafe & research the problem yesterday.    I used the command +s single mode to get in, and then did the necessary steps to mount the drive so I could make changes.   I basically did this:
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    I found it at this link
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    I was going to try my own fix by chmod on the Hard drive listed under Volumes directory, but that doesn't seem to match the info under Get Info Window.    So I just used the fix above.    I probably should now go and do "Disk Utility - repair permissions", however I am a little gun shy right now, so I will probably wait until I am back in the States so I can go to an Apple store if it messes up.   Right now I'm following the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" MOTTO...
    So Thomas I just wanted to say THANKS for replying so quickly, and I really appreciate your help!!!
    (yes I know I shouldn't have used my email addresses, but I WAS DESPERATE, but that's still no excuse)
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    Okay, thanks again!

  • Why can't I enter single user mode on my Mac Mini for an admin password reset?

    I recently created a new user account for my mac and deleted the old one, not realising that this was the only account with admin priveleges. As such, I no longer have access to administrator priveleges, and cannot grant them to my new user account.
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  • Single User Mode : Read Only Filesystem

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  • Single-User Mode Copying Files/System Does not Boot Past Apple Logo Screen

    I have a Macbook 2.0GHZ, 2GB RAM, that recently tried to download a secuirty and keynot update. Following the download the system will no longer boot past the Apple Logo Screen with the spinning wheel. I do not have access to a OS disk yet or to a firewire cable either. I've have seen posts from others that describe how to use traget disk mode to reinstall the secuirty update manually and then they can boot their computer. Safe mode will not work. I did boot into single-user mode and run the disk utility there and it says my HD is OK. Since I do not have a firewire or an OS Disk, I am wondering if there is a way to copy those files i need to a USB pen stick then install them onto the computer via single-user mode, considering this is the only way I can boot and manipulate the machine at this time. If this is not possible please let me know so I can find a way to scrounge up a firewire cable or disk. Thank you in advance for any assistance.
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    Thanks to Limnos and BDAqua I know you guys have helped others with these kind of problems from the other posts I read. I just want to list what I did exactly in case anyone wants to try to do this with a usb drive or does not have access to a boot disk or firewire cable.
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    6: /sbin/mount_msdos /dev/disk1s1 /Volumes/usb (this mounts the usb drive, i had to use msdos because of how my usb drive was formatted, you may need to check your usb drive format, hfs is the apple format for usb drives but it did not work for me)
    7: cp /Volumes/usb/SecUpd2009-001Intel.dmg (this copies the files from the usb drive to the root drivel, at this point you no longer need the usb drive)
    8: hdiutil mount /SecUpd2009-001Intel.dmg (this mounts the disk image)
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    10: installer -pkg SecUpd2009-001Intel.pkg -target / (this installs the acutal update, i used the SecUpd2009-001Intel.pkg and it worked though I think you might be able to use "Security Update 2009-001" with quotes as well.)
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  • Single User Mode: Still waiting for root device

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    Nevermind...I found out that the hard drive was bad...still puzzles me why it wouldn't boot from CD though, as I thought they all should even if no drive is present.

  • Single user mode session lost after backgound processes jump in

    We have an application running on SQL server. This application restores DB very frequently using Single user mode. Following are the SQLs that are executed to restore the database in single user mode and to get the database back in multi user mode.
    alter database [test-db] set single_user with rollback immediate; --This sql is run using test-db
    use master;restore database [test-db] from database_snapshot = 'snapshot_test-db';
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    NOTE: SPIDs in deadlock XML may differ from the output of sp_who2 as spids keeps on changing for these processes.
    <deadlock victim="process4bbfc78">
    <process id="process4bbfc78" taskpriority="0" logused="10000" waitresource="DATABASE: 5 " waittime="705" schedulerid="1" kpid="1648" status="background" spid="22" sbid="0" ecid="0" priority="0" trancount="0">
    <process id="process6d44388" taskpriority="0" logused="10000" waitresource="DATABASE: 5 " waittime="419" schedulerid="1" kpid="5796" status="background" spid="30" sbid="0" ecid="0" priority="0" trancount="0">
    <process id="process6d44718" taskpriority="0" logused="10000" waitresource="DATABASE: 5 " waittime="109" schedulerid="1" kpid="3908" status="background" spid="16" sbid="0" ecid="0" priority="0" trancount="0">
    <process id="process4bbee38" taskpriority="0" logused="10000" waitresource="DATABASE: 5 " waittime="313" schedulerid="1" kpid="2656" status="background" spid="15" sbid="0" ecid="0" priority="0" trancount="0">
    <databaselock subresource="FULL" dbid="5" dbname="unknown" id="lock4671600" mode="S">
    <owner id="process6d44718" mode="S"/>
    <owner id="process4bbee38" mode="S"/>
    <waiter id="process4bbfc78" mode="X" requestType="wait"/>
    <databaselock subresource="FULL" dbid="5" dbname="unknown" id="lock4671600" mode="S">
    <owner id="process4bbfc78" mode="S"/>
    <waiter id="process6d44388" mode="X" requestType="wait"/>
    <databaselock subresource="FULL" dbid="5" dbname="unknown" id="lock4671600" mode="S">
    <owner id="process4bbfc78" mode="S"/>
    <waiter id="process6d44718" mode="X" requestType="wait"/>
    <databaselock subresource="FULL" dbid="5" dbname="unknown" id="lock4671600" mode="S">
    <owner id="process4bbfc78" mode="S"/>
    <waiter id="process4bbee38" mode="X" requestType="wait"/>
    On searching for this problem I found out that people have faced similar problem but I was unable to find out the root cause and debug steps for this problem. Stopping the SQL server is provided as a solution to kick out these background processes but this
    is not a feasible in our case as code to restore DB runs very frequently resulting in this problem at a good frequency.
    I also made sure that SQL Server Agent is not running. The SQL services running on server are SQL server, SQL Server Browser and SQL Server VSS Writer.
    Any help will be appreciated as this is a blocker problem.

    Hi Amrita,
    We can open a transaction, make data modifications to generate a lot of transaction log, and then run ALTER DATABASE AppDB SET MULTI_USER in the same transaction. You can also refer to the following document:
    Getting out of single user mode:
    Allen Li
    TechNet Community Support

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    Well you should not have killed it. Rollback might take much more time than same query would while running normally. I would say wait. DONT RESTART SQL SERVER SERVICE or take Database offline
    What was query was linked server used in query. Was it distributed transaction ? If it was simple query it would take time but SQL Server would roll it back
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