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Enterprise Mac Managed Preferences

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  • This book is the definitive guide to Apple's Managed Client technology.

  • This is the only book that focuses on this facet of OS X exclusively.

  • If you're a systems administrator, this book will take away much of the pain of working with OS X client systems.

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Why Manage?

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 1-8
  3. What Is the Managed Preferences System?

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 9-15
  4. Understanding Directory Services

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 17-27
  5. Property List Files

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 29-47
  6. Writing a Property List for Management

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 49-66
  7. Delivering Managed Preferences

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 67-100
  8. Local MCX

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 101-122
  9. Compositing Preferences

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 123-133
  10. Enforcing Managed Preferences

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 135-147
  11. Preference Manifests and “Raw” Preferences

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 149-166
  12. Recipes

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 167-196
  13. Managing Mobile Accounts

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 197-226
  14. Troubleshooting Managed Preferences

    • Edward Marczak, Greg Neagle
    Pages 227-242
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 243-249

About this book

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.

About the authors

Ed Marczak is key figure for Macintosh operations at Google. Ed is also the executive editor and an author for MacTech Magazine and a member of the Apple Consultants Network.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: 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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-2938-4

  • Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA

  • eBook Packages: Professional and Applied Computing, Professional and Applied Computing (R0), Apress Access Books

  • Copyright Information: Edward Marczak 2010

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4302-2937-7Published: 18 August 2010

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4302-2938-4Published: 28 December 2010

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 264

  • Topics: Apple and iOS, Control Structures and Microprogramming

Buy it now

Buying options

eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

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