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    Imac Macbook what programs to allow

    setting up new mac network with a mini mac server and imac+macbookpros

    i have the logon side sorted but i would like to know on what you guys allow to run under a students logon

    i am using the workgroup manager to do this

    i am running cs5 and it is taking quite a while to set up what to allow

    does anyone have a list of files that i should allow

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    I don't restrict access to applications on an app by app basis. I use the folders instead. Any apps that are in the apps folder that I don't want them to run and that can be moved I move them to the utils folder.

    They can run all apps in the apps folder but none in the utils and server folder.

    But then my school is a primary school.

    I've had too many problems trying to chase down applications that get disallowed because they aren't in the list of approved apps (Perian's updates checker for one). Although the apps themselves live in the applications folder, some apps stick things in other locations that want to run to do other things. These also need to be in the list to stop the error messages popping up. Some don't stop trying either and so the only thing to do is to log off and then back on. Front row is a prime example of this IIRC.

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    thanks for that

    i will have a look at that

    i just dont want the kids getting to the system settings and wiping the drives etc

    first time user of mac os im learning fast though

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    The only person who can change any of the system settings /system files is the root user. The admin has to enter a password before he can change anything too. The only thing an admin can change without authentication is the applications in the applications folder.

    You can also disallow access to the system volumes using WGM. You can also set read only access to them.
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    thanks again yet more to look at

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