Enterprise Mac Managed Preferences

Authors: Marczak, Edward, Neagle, Greg

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  • The only book that focuses on this facet of OS X exclusively
  • Under-documented by Apple, and takes away much of the 'pain' from a Sys Admin that's working with OS X client systems
  • Both authors are very involved in the Mac community
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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.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Why Manage?

    Marczak, Edward (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • What Is the Managed Preferences System?

    Marczak, Edward (et al.)

    Pages 9-15

  • Understanding Directory Services

    Marczak, Edward (et al.)

    Pages 17-27

  • Property List Files

    Marczak, Edward (et al.)

    Pages 29-47

  • Writing a Property List for Management

    Marczak, Edward (et al.)

    Pages 49-66

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2938-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2937-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enterprise Mac Managed Preferences
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Edward Marczak
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2938-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2938-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2937-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 264
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