6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2013 3:37 AM by andyBall_uk
niteowl Level 2 Level 2
expertise.macosx
Mac OS X

What Would I Need Workgroup Manager 10.8 For?


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 4G RAM, 500G HD, AEBS-N
Reply by andyBall_uk on Oct 7, 2013 3:37 AM Helpful

You can use it for anything that altering preferences/settings/account details is useful for. Most often multiple users, but not necessarily. Some do use it with Apple Remote Desktop to manage different computers. If you think you might want it - download it & explore, just backup first & don't save anything.

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  • niteowl Level 2 Level 2
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Would I only need this application if I was running a Server?

     

    Under what other circumstances would I use this application? Say, to remotely access my computer from another computer that is not mine, or if I wanted to run someone else’s computer from mine?

     

    What about the following scenario?

     

    Mac Mini being used to run TV and/or audio systems, which I might need/want to tweak from my laptop remotely via the web?

     

    Presently I consider myself an intermediate computer user with some skill setting up, using, and administrating simple WiFi networks, but acting as an Admin. for anything but my own computer is something I’d only consider myself a novice at.

     

    Are there any ReadMe docs or operation manuals for Workgroup Manager, so I can see what it can do and if it would serve my present or future needs?

     

    PS: What are the differences between Workgroup Manager and Profile Manager?

  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7

    You can use it to manage user, user group, & computer settings/preferences on a standalone computer. For instance, it's one way to enforce specific settings in Finder & many other applications on one or more users/groups.

     

    I imagine that there are basic guides on Apple.com & elsewhere - search by name or in server sections about managed users.

  • niteowl Level 2 Level 2
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Is it only used to manage one person's single cumputer that is used by more than one person or multiple computers all used by the same person at the same location or for remote managment or all those senerios?

  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7

    You can use it for anything that altering preferences/settings/account details is useful for. Most often multiple users, but not necessarily. Some do use it with Apple Remote Desktop to manage different computers. If you think you might want it - download it & explore, just backup first & don't save anything.