Enable other System Preferences panes


User Configuration > Policies > Centrify Settings > Mac OS X Settings > Security & Privacy Settings > System Preference Settings > Mac OS X 10.8 Settings > Enable System Preferences Panes > Enable other System Preferences panes


Define a list of additional items to add to the Other pane of the System Preferences panel.

Preference pane applications are actually collections of files inside a directory (called bundles). Inside the Contents directory of every preference pane application is the info.plist file, and inside that file is the CFBundleIdentifier key that identifies the preference pane application. You need to use the value for this key when adding a preference pane application.

Generally, installed third party preference panes can be found in /System/Library/PreferencePanes, /Library/PreferencePanes or ~/Library/PreferencePanes.

You can find the CFBundleIdentifier key by using the defaults command. For example, to find the value for the QuickTime pane, use the following command in a terminal window:

defaults read /System/Library/PreferencePanes/QuickTime.prefPane
/Contents/info CFBundleIdentifier

which returns:


To display the QuickTime icon in the Other pane of the System Preferences Panel, enable this policy, then click Add and enter com.apple.preference.quicktime.

This policy is only effective if the Limit items usage on System Preferencesgroup policy is enabled. If the Limit items shown in System Preferences group policy is not configured or is disabled, this group policy is ignored.

Once enabled, this group policy takes effect when users log out and log back in.