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Mac OS X desktop background gets reset to “Andromeda Galaxy.jpg” when users log out

I'm running Mac OS 10.6 server, and have a set of 10.6 and 10.7 workstations connected to it for authentication and MCX. Users have network profiles (home folder stored on server, via AFP). When ...
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OS X 10.7 Application whitelist for user mcx is disallowing system services and child processes

I use managed preferences in 10.6 to restrict user accounts, including allowed applications, to allowed folders. This works by allowing the *.app folder for individual applications or other folders ...
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Can I extend the schema for my openldap server to store MCX records?

I'm beginning to deprecate my Apple XServers and thus MacOSX Server as well. I'm currently using AD for my authentication and authorization, and my Mac OS X Server box to hold the MCX records for the ...
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Mac OS X Server (Snow Leopard) Mananged Client documentation

I'm looking to better understand setting preferences for managed clients...specifically plists for iChat... Where is the most thorough documentation for setting this up (Once/Often)? It's either not ...
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2 identical Snow Leopard iMacs. One refreshes MCX records, one does not. Why?

Identical model 2.4 GHz iMacs, using the same image, being imaged in the same exact way on the same subnet. One will refresh and download group policy records (MCX) and the other does not. Both bind ...
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Why is user asked to choose their workgroup?

We running Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 with Mac OS X 10.5.8 clients. Students use network logins to, well, log in. I've been asked to deny internet access to a specific user. I was told that a good way ...
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Lag in MCX (Workgroup Manager) controlled Macs

At the beginning of the day and on semi-random days, some of my Mac users are experiencing heavy lag. For example, 5-10 minutes to login, several minutes for Safari to load, visible delays while ...
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Manage same MCX setting on multiple Open Directory Masters

In the school division I work for, we have an Open Directory Master in each of a dozen schools. There are settings I'd like to manage in multiple directories for multiple work or computer groups. ...
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Mass deployment of OSX software?

I'm stuck. I'd like to think I'm reasonably good looking info up, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to deploy mac software in an enterprise, like with Group Policy.) I'm not talking about ...
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Tiger Client Bound to Leopard Open Directory Server

I am trying to get my tiger clients to bind to an open directory server on leopard. I am able to bind the computer to the directory and when I look in Workgroup Manager the computer shows up ...
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Why do mcxquery and system profiler sometimes give different results?

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 mcxquery Run System Profiler, and ...
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Scripting Mac Parental Controls application whitelists - anyone have success?

While most of our accounts are managed through workgroup manager, we often set up local accounts to be used for end-of-term governmental exams at the K-12 institition where I work. It would be nice ...
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How to set finer-grain HDD Sleep settings in Mac OS 10.5?

Is it possible to specify how many minutes of inactivity Mac OS should wait before it sleeps hard disks? Is there a plist I can manually specify "60 minutes" or something? The GUI gives you the ...