2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 6:30 PM by Marko18
Marko18 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Can I enable simple finder for network accounts?


Mac OS X Server, OS X Server, I need help on answering questions.
  • 1. Re: Can I enable simple finder for network accounts?
    Strontium90 Level 4 Level 4 (3,140 points)

    This was possible (drop dead easy) through MCX.  It was one checkbox.  If you are supporting older machines, you might still be able to push out MCX settings.  My experience with 10.8.x is that MCX is inconsitent at best.

     

    In Profile Manager...  Best suggestion is to look at creating a custom profile.  For what it is worth, this is the default MCX setting if the Simple Finder option was set on a user.  Note the InterfaceLevel = Simple. 

     

     

     

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

    <plist version="1.0">

    <dict>

              <key>mcx_application_data</key>

              <dict>

                        <key>.GlobalPreferences</key>

                        <dict>

                                  <key>Forced</key>

                                  <array>

                                            <dict>

                                                      <key>mcx_preference_settings</key>

                                                      <dict>

                                                                <key>AppleShowAllExtensions</key>

                                                                <false/>

                                                      </dict>

                                            </dict>

                                  </array>

                        </dict>

                        <key>com.apple.finder</key>

                        <dict>

                                  <key>Forced</key>

                                  <array>

                                            <dict>

                                                      <key>mcx_preference_settings</key>

                                                      <dict>

                                                                <key>AppleShowAllExtensions-immutable</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>FinderSpawnWindow</key>

                                                                <false/>

                                                                <key>FinderSpawnWindow-immutable</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>InterfaceLevel</key>

                                                                <string>Simple</string>

                                                                <key>NewWindowTargetIsHome</key>

                                                                <false/>

                                                                <key>NewWindowTargetIsHome-immutable</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>OpenInColumnView</key>

                                                                <false/>

                                                                <key>OpenInColumnView-immutable</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>ShowExternalHardDrivesOnDesktop</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>ShowExternalHardDrivesOnDesktop-immutable</k ey>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>ShowHardDrivesOnDesktop</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>ShowHardDrivesOnDesktop-immutable</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>ShowMountedServersOnDesktop</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>ShowMountedServersOnDesktop-immutable</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>ShowRemovableMediaOnDesktop</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>ShowRemovableMediaOnDesktop-immutable</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>WarnOnEmptyTrash</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                                <key>WarnOnEmptyTrash-immutable</key>

                                                                <true/>

                                                      </dict>

                                            </dict>

                                  </array>

                        </dict>

              </dict>

    </dict>

    </plist>

  • 2. Re: Can I enable simple finder for network accounts?
    Marko18 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hey!

     

    Thanks and it worked for 10.7-10.8 computers but not 10.6... I will keep searching or looking for answers