Enabling already-created Administrator account for FileVault 2


When we receive a new Mac, we create a new local ‘Administrator’ account before having our technicians enrol the system into Casper, using a Quickadd package.

We use this advice for enabling FileVault 2, so essentially the first AD user to log in after enrollment enables FV2.

And we created a policy (scoped to FV2 enabled systems) to create a ‘localadmin’ account and enable it for FV2, which seems to work OK, this is so our AD users can have local administrator access on their systems. However, I can’t seem to find a way of enabling the pre-existing ‘Administrator’ account for FV2, what is the best way to go about that?

Thanks in advance for any advice.


Valued Contributor II

I had a similar question and found a few solutions and also something here and was able to cobble together what I was trying to do from those.

Essentially you could probably script this out I believe, but we wanted to make it user-friendly.