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Enterprise Mac Managed Preferences by Greg Neagle, Edward Marczak

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Chapter 8. Compositing Preferences

In previous chapters, we've mentioned that you can manage preferences for users, groups, computers, and computer groups. But what happens if a given preference is managed for multiple objects? For example, let's say you manage the Dock settings for the "MyOrgUsers" group, which contains all the users in your organization, and also manage the Dock settings for "Joe User," a specific user in your organization, who also happens to be a member of "MyOrgUsers."

In this chapter, we'll be looking at the answers to questions like this. We'll examine how managed preferences are combined, or "composited," and how preferences set at one level may override those set at another level. We'll also make some recommendations for ...

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