Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 5:28 PM (in response to JonnyFGM)
MCX is dead. Apple is killing it. Don't expect anything to work in 10.8. I would suggest you look at JAMF's Casper suite. Since you are in education you basically get it for free. You will need to pay for the initial JumpStart but this will be the solution to all your needs. With JAMF, the only limitation is your imagination.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 11:58 PM (in response to Strontium90)
I had started to suspect as such with how prominent profile manager seems to being pushed, shame this basically doesn't let you do anything on a mac
I will look into that
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 4:19 AM (in response to JonnyFGM)
You can use profile manager to set policy on a Mac. But the richness and extendibility that was MCX is not yet present. Profile manager assumes the device is used by an unidentified entity (the userless iOS model). MCX accounted for multiple users and multiple domains of policy enforcement (computer, group, user).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 5:43 AM (in response to Strontium90)
Unfortunately profile manager doesn't offer the ability to set OSX proxy settings which is the main thing I want. This wouldn't be such a problem except the creating the netrestore image strips the proxy settings out for some reason
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 6:19 AM (in response to JonnyFGM)
Nope. If you are looking for a one time push and you are using Apple Remote Desktop, you can script this with the networksetup command line tool.
Look at the -setwebproxy and -setwebproxystate switches and their attributes.
And that is odd that the restore is removing them. I've not used netrestore in a while but it always does something strange.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 7:13 AM (in response to JonnyFGM)
We don't yet have ARD but are planning on getting it ASAP, think it'll be much easier to convince finance department to buy that than JAMF
I presume there will be a command to set proxy exceptions too?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 7:44 AM (in response to JonnyFGM)
Well I seem to have made a bit of progress with workgroup manager.
If I add domain users to a local network group I can apply certain preferences to them. However binding the mac to the open directory causes it to show in the ldapv3 workgroup manager, however the preferences don't seem to apply.
However some (most) preferences aren't applying, in fact the only ones i've managed to get working so far are dock preferences
Are the features that aren't working just broken in 10.8?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 1:33 PM (in response to Strontium90)
Actually, thinking about it, the client I was testing it on was on 10.7. Not that it matters because if something works on 10.7 and not on 10.8 then it's no good.
Nice job apple, have something that fits my needs then scrap it, this is becoming a pattern