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Hello,

When I click the lock to prevent any file sharing preferences from being changed it remains locked during that session only. If I reboot and open preferences, it is unlocked again. Has anyone else seen this happen, and is there something I am doing incorrectly.

By the way, I am running SnowLeopard
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Hello,

My guess is that nobody has either run into this or noticed it.

Would someone mind testing this on their machine to see if you can replicate the same issue? I am wondering if it is an OS issue.

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There are several areas of system preferences which function exactly as you have described. The lock does not stay after a re-boot. Sorry to say, it is normal.

As long as you are not allowing anyone else to use your machine while logged into your account or another admin account it is a non-issue. If you are allowing either of these, best suggestion I have is don't.

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As bobtomay noted, System Preferences is unlocked when an Administrator account account logs in.
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