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tomdavey

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I'm sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, but I'm unable to get into the /usr/local/mailserver folder on OS X. According to what I find on Kerio's KB, you need root access to that folder to make the change. Unfortunately, the computer was originally a Mac OS X 10.8 client computer that was upgraded to 10.8 Server and I cannot access the root account. I believe this is because OS X client creates a root password, unlike the Server version which assigns it based on the first user. As such, I cannot get into the mailserver folder. Has anyone else found away around this? One of my users got married so I need to change her username.

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Tom Davey
Gravity Storm, Inc.
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Pavel Dobry (Kerio)

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Open Terminal app and run "sudo su". Then enter your password. If your user is administrator of the computer you don't need to use root.
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tomdavey

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Thanks very much. I tried sudo and su but it didn't occur to me to try them together. Will try it tonight when I can bring the server down.

Tom
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beheer

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I always use 'sudo -s', which gives you a root-shell after you type your password.

See 'man sudo' in the Terminal for more details. That's what is so great about MacOS X: all of UNIX is there, including the manpages...

Richard
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