Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2011 7:25 AM (in response to Paul_Cossey)
Send the following to the workstation(s) using the Send UNIX Command, adjusting as appropriate for the field and text:
defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.RemoteDesktop \Text4 "sample text for info 4"
Note: there's a space between before the \Text4 portion, just in case it isn't apparent when you view this.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2011 9:43 AM (in response to Paul_Cossey)
There's a way to do this in the ARD interface without the need for a UNIX command, if you prefer.
1. Select your target computers.
2. Choose Manage > Change Client Settings.
3. Adjust settings as necessary and click Continue until you come to this screen:
4. Click Continue once more, and it will send the settings to your target Macs.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 4:06 AM (in response to Paul_Cossey)
Is there a way to force a refresh, so I can see the computer info fields imidiatly after I've run the command?
At the moment I'm having to either log off the current user or reboot to see the changes made. I've tried mcxrefresh but this hasn't worked.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 9:24 AM (in response to Paul_Cossey)
Interesting. My ARD list updates immediately after the command runs. Most of my target Macs are on 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 with the latest ARD 3.5.1 client software update, if that makes any difference.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 9:41 AM (in response to Paul_Cossey)
If it's not updating automatically, you can try the kickstart command:
To restart the ARD client, send the following using the Send UNIX Command option, with root as the user:
/System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/ki ckstart -restart -agent
You'll have to stop the task manually once sent since the ARD client, having been restarted, won't be able to report completion.