When you manage a setting on a mac client through workgroup manager/open directory, you can verify its effect on the client in two ways.
Open a Terminal and run
Run System Profiler, and choose Software -> Managed Client from the left column.
I expect the two to yield identical results, but more than once I've seen that they do not. Why are they different? Was I right in thinking they should be identical?
Addendum: When preferences are actually composited, which of these two sees things the same way as the compositor?