Lesson 9. Defining the User Experience

Time

This lesson takes about 3 hours to complete.

Goals

Understand the differences between parental controls, property lists (plist) files, and MCX settings

 

Preconfigure a user’s environment

 

Restrict the capabilities of a user

 

Understand the three types of manageable accounts

 

Use presets to save time when adding several users

There are three main reasons to define the control, the look, and the feel of your computers for the users. The most obvious reason is to prevent users from doing things you don’t want them to do, such as people using a kiosk station, students working in a computer lab, or children sitting at a home computer.

The second reason is to provide a preconfigured environment ...

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