System Preference Settings

Path

User Configuration > Policies > Centrify Settings > Mac OS X Settings > Security & Privacy Settings > System Preference Settings

Description

Use the User Configuration > Policies > Centrify Settings > Mac OS X Settings > System Preference Settings group policies to specify which preferences are enabled for use in System Preferences for Mac OS X users. Enabling a preference for use does not enable non-admin users to modify that preference. For example, some preferences, such as Startup Disk preferences, require an administrator name and password before a user can modify its settings. Displaying a preference does enable a user to view the preference’s current settings.

By default, no system preference panes are displayed unless explicitly enabled. The group policies in this category correspond to System Preferences you can select for display in the Workgroup Manager. For example:

The user interface for System Preferences Settings differs significantly between different versions of Mac OS X. Therefore, there are separate System Preferences policies for each supported version of Mac OS X. In addition, to support existing installations that configured group policies by using a previous centrifydc_mac_settings template, the Centrify group policies provide a set of legacy preferences settings.

TheUse version specific settings group policy determines whether to use legacy settings or platform-specific system preferences settings. By default (if you do not configure or disable this policy) legacy settings are used.

If you enable this policy, you can then enable platform-specific system preferences settings for each platform in your environment; see the following sections for information on each set of policies: