Setting computer-based group policies

Centrify group policies allow administrators to extend the configuration management capabilities of Windows Group Policy Objects to managed Mac computers and to users who log on to Mac computers. This chapter provides reference information for the Centrify Mac group policies that can be applied specifically to Mac computers.

The computer-based group policies are defined in the Centrify Mac administrative template (centrify_mac_settings.xml) and accessed from Computer Configuration > Policies > Centrify Settings > Mac OS X Settings. See Understanding group policies for Mac users and computers for general information about how Centrify uses group policies to manage Mac settings and for information on how to install the group policy administrative templates.

For reference information about user-based policies, see Setting user-based group policies.

For information about applying standard Windows policies to Mac OS X, see Applying standard Windows policies to Mac OS X and for information about Mac OS X-specific parameters, see Configuring Mac-specific parameters.

Note:   For more complete information about creating and using group policies and Group Policy Objects, see your Windows or Active Directory documentation. For more information about adding and using other Centrify group policies that are not specific to Mac computers and users, see the Group Policy Guide