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Lockout User on MacBook

  • 21 June 2022
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I have a situation to where a terminated user has not returned their MacBook and our HR department is having a hard time with this guy.  It seems like he has set up a new account on the Mac aside from the domain login and is using the computer for personal/consulting services.  My question is...Is there a way to completely lock out all user accounts on a MacBook via automox or completely make the MacBook unusable?

 

Thanks!


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Hey Epp79,

 

You might be able to string together these 2 commands to assist with this:

 

pwpolicy -u "username" disableuser
sudo reboot

 

This will disable any account you choose then reboot the device. Be warned that this will lock out the device if you do not have a backup admin account on it.

 

The only other way is to initiate an EFI Lock, but sadly that requires an MDM to initiate this.

 

Hope this helps!

 

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