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    Workgroup Manager settings not working

    We've setup up an OD/AD intergration and have now got our Macs on to the network. Workgroup Manager preferences are working well, however, there is a slight problem. Our workgroup Manager setting are not re-applied when a user makes a change.

    For example, we have the dock set to be positioned at the bottom of the screen. When a user logs in and moves the dock to the left it stays there. Even after the user has logged off and back on again.

    Is this normal? Or is there a way of stopping this from happening? Even better, is there a way to stop the user changing anything set in Workgroup Manager preferences?

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    Are you applying the MCX (managed prefs) using Once, Often or Always in WGM (Work Group Manager)?

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    "Always"... actually all the preferences are set to "Always"

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    Try checking the ~/Library/Managed Preference folder to see if the plist files are being pushed out and retained. You can always clear these out manually and logout & login again to force this

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    So would that mean clearing these files on all the Macs that we have everytime a user logs on to retain the preferences? That doesn't seem ideal.

    I haven't checked the ~/Library/Managed Preference folder yet (I will do when I get a chance) but doesn't the fact that the preferences are being applied mean they will be visable in the folder?

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    This page may be of use. It has the commands to force clear the MCX cache

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