Solaris Transition Guide


One of the major differences between SunOS release 4 and SunOS release 5.7 that affects system administration is the availability of Admintool to perform basic system administration tasks. This tool employs a graphical user interface to simplify tasks, such as managing users, hosts, printers, and serial devices, on local desktop systems.

Admintool applications enable you to manage the following tasks on a local system:

Using a graphical user interface (GUI) like Admintool to perform administration tasks has the following benefits:

Note -

You do not need to be root to start Admintool but you do need to be a member in the sysadmin group (GID=14). Use the groups(1) command to display your group membership.

To display Admintool, type the following command in any window.

$ admintool &