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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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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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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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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 ...