admintool - system administration with a graphical user
admintool is a graphical user interface that enables you to
accomplish several system administration tasks on a local
system. Membership in the sysadmin group (gid 14) is used to
restrict access to administrative tasks. Members of the
sysadmin group can use admintool to create, delete, and
modify local system files. Non-members have read-only per-
missions (where applicable).
Help is available by using the Help button.
admintool is not the tool for a distributed environment. It
is used for local adminstration.
admintool allows you to do the following tasks:
Use admintool to add, delete, or modify user
accounts. admintool makes the appropriate changes to
the system's /etc/passwd file (see passwd(4)).
Use admintool to add, delete, or modify groups.
admintool makes the appropriate changes to the
system's /etc/group file (see group(4)).
Use admintool to add, delete, or modify hosts. admin-
tool makes the appropriate changes to the system's
/etc/hosts file (see hosts(4)).
Use admintool to add or delete access to a printer,
or to modify a system's printer access. admintool
makes the appropriate changes to the system's /etc/lp
Manage serial port services
Use admintool to enable or disable serial port ser-
vices. admintool sets up the software services neces-
sary to use a modem or terminal attached to a system's
Use admintool to add or remove software. admintool
adds software from a product CD or on a hard disk to
an installed system, or removes software from an
admintool terminates with exit status 0.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWadmap |
group(4), hosts(4), passwd(4), attributes(5)
Solaris Advanced User's Guide
If you use admintool to add a host, your local system and
your site uses a network name service such as NIS or NIS+,
admintool host operations may not have the desired effect.
This is because information in the network name service will
take precedence over the information in the local /etc/hosts
file, which is where admintool updates information.
admintool modifies files on the local system, i.e., the sys-
tem on which you are running admintool. admintool does not
modify or update global networked databases such as NIS or
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