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

Can I enable simple finder for network accounts?


Mac OS X Server, OS X Server, I need help on answering questions.
Solved by Marko18 on Feb 8, 2013 6:30 PM Solved
hey! Thanks and it worked for 10.7-10.8 computers but not 10.6... I will keep searching or looking for answers
Reply by Strontium90 on Feb 8, 2013 9:00 AM Helpful
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>

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  • Strontium90 Level 4 Level 4
    expertise.serversenterprise
    Servers Enterprise

    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>

  • Marko18 Level 1 Level 1

    hey!

     

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