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    gpupdate /force .... For a Mac?

    Hey Guys

    Just a quickie!
    Does anyone know how to force a Mac to update it's policies from Workgroup Manager on a local Mac Server? I have applied some settings on Workgroup manager to allow staff to input their own proxy settings but when a staff member goes to edit the proxy settings all the options are greyed out!? I have tried restarting the Mac Client but still no avail?

    Here's to hoping you can help!

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    You could try this command in Terminal.

    Code:
    sudo mcxrefresh -n UsernameofStaff

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    Nope won't work something about $staffmember not being in sudo...?

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    Would this work if you are using profile manager too?

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    The command given will work provided you understand what sudo means?

    You can´t log in as a network user unless you´ve given that user admin rights (something you would not want to do anyway) and expect the sudo command to work. For sudo to work you must use the local administrator´s shortname and password. For example if the local admin account for the the Mac workstation you´re using is localadmin and its password is admin and you´re logging in as billybob (a network user account extant on Active Directory) the command will take this form:

    sudo localadmin mcxrefresh -n name of staff member

    When prompted key in admin for the password which you won´t see being typed. But . . . rather than giving this information to a member of staff perhaps it would be simpler/better if you simply made the change in WorkGroup Manager and/or Profile Manager and then ask the user to log out and log back in again. Any policy changes would then be re-applied.

    FWIW when contemplating integrating/using macs in a pre-dominantly Windows environments where all the users have only ever used PCs with (perhaps) some declaring they know a ´little about macs´it´s generally better (in my view) to use the KISS approach wherever possible - Keep It Simple Stupid! Thinking about it I would use the same approach for PCs as well!

    Hope this helps?

    Antonio Rocco (ACN)
    Last edited by AntonioRocco; 13th May 2014 at 02:27 PM.

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