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    Managed preferences

    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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    Iv never seen this issue b4. ill keep n eye out.

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    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
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    @jamesmay thanks for taking the time out to make the video, helps me loads.

    Cheers

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    Hi Si,

    If theres any more preferences you need let me know - I have pretty much got a preference file for everything! :-)

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    would be interested in what preferneces you have that are not part of the standard setup

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