Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 5:30 PM (in response to steffanfromcoarsegold)
The Terminal/UNIX command to do it is this…
defaults write com.apple.dock mcx-expose-disabled -bool true
… although what you want to do is change this to an MCX preference setting in WGM. Sorry I can't give more details at the moment but I have to run.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to infinite vortex)
How do I make it a MCX preference. I know how to search for one but not sure how to create.
Any help would be great
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to steffanfromcoarsegold)
The simplest way is to…
1) Open WGM and go to Preferences
2) Select the Details tab and click the plus
3) Now select /System/Library/CoreServices/ManagedClient
This will import profiles that will help you create your own MCX settings. Now "all you need to do" is select the Dock and create your own settings based on the Terminal command above. If you add some managed settings for the Dock from the Overview tab you should be able to see how they are described in the Details tab.
Otherwise, and which is the way of the future, implement the use of the Profile Manager.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 12:59 PM (in response to infinite vortex)
OK I was able to create a MCX file and apply it in WGM.
This disabled it, but the users that already created multiple desktops can still switch but cant create or delete them.
Is there a way to reset their desktops back to a single one over ARD or WGM?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 1:02 PM (in response to steffanfromcoarsegold)
To remove already created Desktops you probably need to create another MCX policy to set the Desktop count just the one. I'd look in the com.apple.Dock preferences of one with multiple set, then with one set, and that should give you the way to use MCX to wipe out the existing Desktops.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 11:50 AM (in response to infinite vortex)
Ya I am still unable to find a solution to make only 1 desktop after they have created it. Any other ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to steffanfromcoarsegold)
I had a quick look and the file you need to be overriding is com.apple.spaces.plist. Once you look at that you'll be able to see the definitions for the Desktops/Spaces themselves. Give that a go.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to infinite vortex)
When I add that file, it doesnt give me any options. I have to manually do it but I dont know how to proceed from there.