Mac Thread, Managed preferences in Technical; We have our OD/AD setup working fine, I use a Mac mini with OS x server installed to manage the ...
2nd November 2009, 03:46 PM #1
We have our OD/AD setup working fine, I use a Mac mini with OS x server installed to manage the desktops, printers, shares etc.
Now I would like to start customizing desktop wallpaper etc, this doesn't seem to be manageable with the current/std prefs, is there a way of adding custom prefs to the osx server "Workgroup manager" ?
Anyone have any hints/tips or links to docs/books I can read?
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11th November 2009, 11:51 AM #2
Iv never seen this issue b4. ill keep n eye out.
11th November 2009, 12:17 PM #3
When your managing the preferences of the group there is the overview tab and the details tab. If you click on the details tabs, you have the ability to define other preferences like desktop, itunes, microsoft office, in fact any app that creates a file in your ~/Library/Preferences folder.
For the desktop your looking for a file called com.apple.desktop
IF you add this you can change the paths of the desktops and properties that relate to it.
I've made this movie to show you how i do it! Sorry its a zipped file but files sieze was a tad too big for what size mp4 i could upload
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pooley (11th November 2009), sidewinder (12th November 2009)
11th November 2009, 09:45 PM #4
@jamesmay thanks for taking the time out to make the video, helps me loads.
7th December 2009, 01:41 PM #5
- Rep Power
If theres any more preferences you need let me know - I have pretty much got a preference file for everything! :-)
6th October 2010, 03:47 PM #6
- Rep Power
would be interested in what preferneces you have that are not part of the standard setup
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