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Enterprise Mac Managed Preferences by Greg Neagle, Edward Marczak

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Chapter 7. Local MCX

In the previous chapter, we looked at using commonly available centralized network directories to deliver Managed Preferences data to your managed machines. But not all organizations have a centralized directory. In this chapter, we'll show how you can manage preferences for your machines without a network directory service.

Delivery Without a Centralized Directory

It's easy to deliver Managed Preferences data to all your managed machines if they are connected to an Apple Open Directory server, either as the sole directory service, or as part of a "magic triangle" or "dual directory" configuration, where your managed computers are connected to an Open Directory server in addition to another directory. If you don't have an Open ...

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