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Why do I see WGM Preferences for all of my AD users?

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Hello all,


First things first, I am working with an iMac running OS X Mountain Lion and Workgroup Manager 10.8. Open Directory works fine, Workgroup Manager applies preferences and everything seems to be working fine; until now.


Sometime last week, I tried adding a Network Home Share point to one user. I then logged into the client, didn't see the settings apply, and therefore removed them from the user.


I closed Workgroup Manager, re-opened it, and found that every single AD user had Dock, Login, and Mobility preferences configured (see the images below to see what the settings look like; both Never and Always were selected with a " - " instead of a dot).


In an effort to trouble shoot the issue, I wiped the Hard Drive clean and re-installed the OS along with Server and Workgroup Manager. The settings were still there after the re-install, which tells me that the preferences were definitely applied to Active Directory, although I don't know how because anytime I try to change Active Directory Settings, I receive an error (could this be due to authentication/rights? Because I don't have the rights to change Active Directory settings in the first place! Especially for all users, which is why this issue baffles me; also, I never configure Mobility settings since I'm not managing iOS devices and the users that use Macs work at their own workstations for the most part.):




If anyone has had this issue before, or has any suggestions, how can I clear the preferences?



          Mobility                      Login                         Dock

Workgroup Manager, OS X Mountain Lion


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