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Configuring System Preferences

This document will explain you the steps involved in configuring System Preferences for users. Administrators can choose  to configure the System Preferences, which need to restricted for the users. Applying this configuration will restrict the users from accessing the System Preferences which includes personal, network, account, hardware, system, and Apps. System administrators use this configuration to secure users from accessing the resources available on the managed computers.

The following steps will explain you on how to deploy "System Preferences" to users:

  1. Click Configurations tab
  2. Under Add Configurations, select Configurations
  3. Choose Mac tab
  4. Select System Preferences and choose User
  5. Specify the name and description for the configuration
  6. Specify the path of the System Preferences, which needs to be restricted during the user logon.
  7. Define the target
  8. Specify retry options if required and deploy the configuration

You have successfully created a configuration to mount System Preferences for the users.

System Preferences:

The following system preferences can be restricted:

    • Personal - contains preferences like, Display & Screen Saver, Dock, Displays, Energy Saver, General, Language & Text, Notifications, Security & Privacy and Spotlight
    • Network - contains preferences like, Bluetooth, Network and Sharing
    • Account - contains preferences like, App Store, Fibre Channel, iCloud, Ink, Internet Accounts, MobileMe and Xsan
    • Hardware - contains preferences like, CDs & DVDs, Keyboard, Mouse, Print & Scan, Sound  and Track
    • System - contains preferences like, Accessibility, Date & Time, Dictation & Speech, Parental Controls, Profiles, Software Update, Startup Disk, Time Machine and Users & Groups
    • App - contains preferences like, Flash Player and Java