Enterprise Mac Managed Preferences

  • Authors
  • Edward Marczak
  • Greg Neagle
  • Editors
  • Clay Andres
  • Steve Anglin
  • Mark Beckner
  • Ewan Buckingham
  • Gary Cornell
  • Jonathan Gennick
  • Jonathan Hassell
  • Michelle Lowman
  • Matthew Moodie
  • Duncan Parkes
  • Jeffrey Pepper
  • Frank Pohlmann
  • Douglas Pundick
  • Ben Renow-Clarke
  • Dominic Shakeshaft
  • Matt Wade
  • Tom Welsh
  • Anita Castro
  • Mary Ann Fugate

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 1-8
  3. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 9-15
  4. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 17-27
  5. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 29-47
  6. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 49-66
  7. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 67-100
  8. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 101-122
  9. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 123-133
  10. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 135-147
  11. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 149-166
  12. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 167-196
  13. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 197-226
  14. Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 227-242
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 243-249

About this book

Introduction

Many systems administrators on the Mac need a way to manage machine configuration after initial setup and deployment. Apple’s Managed Preferences system (also known as MCX) is under-documented, often misunderstood, and sometimes outright unknown by systems administrators. MCX is usually deployed in conjunction with an OS X server, but it can also be used in Windows environments or where no dedicated server exists at all.

Enterprise Mac Managed Preferences is the definitive guide to Apple’s Managed Client technology. With this book, you’ll get the following:

  • An example-driven guide to Mac OS X Managed Preferences/Client technology
  • Recipes for common use case studies and patterns
  • A targeted approach appropriate for any sys admin that manages Macs in an OS X or Windows environment

This is the only book that focuses on this facet of OS X exclusively. If you’re a sys admin, this book will take away much of the pain of working with OS X client systems. Even better, both of the authors are very involved in the Mac community—Greg Neagle is part of the MacEnterprise steering committee, and Ed Marczak is the executive editor and an author for MacTech magazine and a member of the Apple Consultants Network.

Keywords

Mac OS X OS X Troubleshooting Windows configuration

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