How to View Additional System Info at the Login Window

Following on from last weeks blog, here is another modification you can add to the login window.

This one is more useful for tech staff when trying to diagnose a problem or for helping a customer over the phone.

Execute the following command in Terminal:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow AdminHostInfo HostName

Which will give you the following information by clicking on the top right hand corner clock.

system info mac os x login window

(Click again to proceed to the next item):

-> Computer name (enter ‘HostName’)
-> Version of OS X installed and System Build (enter ‘SystemVersion’ or ‘SystemBuild’)
-> IP address (enter ‘IPAddress’)

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