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    Bluetooth on Macs

    Does anyone know how I can dissable Bluetooth on Imacs ?

    As a user they are able to turn on bluetooth, now most of the menu items the users dont have permissions to run and thats great, but if they click on Set Up Bluetooth device they are able to pair Phones etc.

    I need to stop the students from being able to do this as they setup teathering to iphone's etc and bypass all the school securty.

    Any Ideas ?

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    System Preferences > Bluetooth. There is an option to turn it off in there.

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    It can be disabled in Work Group manager on 10.5 and up.

    On 10.4 I used to delete the kernel extension files for bluetooth instead, certainly stopped anyone using it!

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    yep you can do it in workgroup manager, I think if its not there you can add it. ill try and find a link to a load of useful add ins for it.

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    You can diable bluetooth and remove the Finder bar's icon for it using WGM.
    To disable bluetooth add "DisableBluetooth" boolean "true" to com.MCX.Bluetooth.plist in your machine group(s).
    To hide the icon, add "Bluetooth.menu" boolean "false" to com.apple.mcxMenuExtras in your user group(s).

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    Thanks for the reply guys,

    I eventually found a link to removing the bluetooth.kext files and did it that way.

    Seems to work, only time will tell when the kids get their grubby little mitts on the shiny new macs....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by abullett View Post
    You can diable bluetooth and remove the Finder bar's icon for it using WGM.
    To disable bluetooth add "DisableBluetooth" boolean "true" to com.MCX.Bluetooth.plist in your machine group(s).
    To hide the icon, add "Bluetooth.menu" boolean "false" to com.apple.mcxMenuExtras in your user group(s).
    where do you find these files?

    Thanks

    Matt

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    @mattstevenson2005

    You can add 'com.MCX.Bluetooth.plist' and 'com.apple.mcxMenuExtras' by importing the preferences found in /System/Library/CoreServices/ManagedClient.app (import the app to WGM like a regular plist). You'll get a load of other manifests installed too, which you may or may not find useful.

    Think that's where I got them from, anyway! Maybe Google it a bit first to check it's what you want! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by abullett View Post
    @mattstevenson2005

    You can add 'com.MCX.Bluetooth.plist' and 'com.apple.mcxMenuExtras' by importing the preferences found in

    /System/Library/CoreServices/ManagedClient.app

    (import the app to WGM like a regular plist). You'll get a load of other manifests installed too, which you may or may not find useful.

    Think that's where I got them from, anyway! Maybe Google it a bit first to check it's what you want! ;-)
    That's correct as I re call doing this a while back

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