Chapter 2. What Is the Managed Preferences System?
You're reading this book, so it's likely that you have some inkling of what the Managed Preferences system is. We've found that while many Mac administrators have a vague idea of what Managed Preferences are, they're looking for a deeper understanding of the system and some concrete examples of how to implement preferences that help them in their day-to-day tasks.
Apple's Managed Preferences in Mac OS X is a policy framework. As a framework, it doesn't really do anything on its own, but, rather, it lets you build what you require around it. Yes, this means a little work.
In this chapter, you'll learn how Managed Preferences came to be, what Managed Preferences actually are, what you can manage, ...