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Is there an easy way to tell if a Mac is being managed by an OS X server system, and what settings are being changed (or cached) if it is being managed by an OS X server system, to make sure client notebooks are getting the proper settings from our server?

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There are two ways.

  1. Go to the Apple Menu -> About This Mac -> More Info (or just run System Profiler directly). Under the "Software" disclosure triangle is a setting called "Managed Client". If any settings are being managed, they will show up here.

  2. Run mcxquery in the Terminal. If you are a managed user, that'll be enough. You can also specify flags that will have it check as though you were a different user or using a different machine.

Note that these tools may give you different results.

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Thanks for the info! –  Bart Silverstrim Jun 22 '10 at 20:11
    
You are quite welcome. –  Clinton Blackmore Jun 22 '10 at 21:30

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