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    Forcing Panther clients to apply Managed Preferences

    We have a room of 20 Panther based Macs and an OS X 10.4 Server as well as some other 10.4 Macs.

    The Macs are bound to our Windows AD for login purposes (so that students log in with the same credentials as on our PCs and get the same network share). They are also bound to the OS X Server Open Directory for managing the preferences (e.g. Dock, Login Screen etc.).

    The 10.3 Macs are not applying the managed preferences though, even though the settings are the same as on the 10.4 machines that do. I have been advised to run "sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/mcxd.app" to force application of the preferences BUT mcxd.app is not present in the directory of these machines.

    I believe mcxd.app should be present on Panther and Tiger machines, does anyone know why this is and how to resolve it?

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    Re: Forcing Panther clients to apply Managed Preferences

    Make sure you don't bind to AD and OD with the same name. The binary is /System/Library/CoreServices/mcxd.app/Contents/Resources/MCXCacher

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    Re: Forcing Panther clients to apply Managed Preferences

    In Terminal, if I type cd /System/Library/CoreServices then mcxd.app is not present. So cannot get any further, any ideas?

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