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Mac OS X Server 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickPro Guide by Schoun Regan

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Chapter 13. Client Management

Many system administrators believe that a centrally controlled user environment is the ultimate management solution. The concept is simple: Instead of configuring user accounts individually at each computer, management information is centralized on your servers so that you can configure preferences for every account from one central location. For instance, you can prevent a specific user account from launching nonessential applications, restrict printing on an expensive color printer to only a certain group of users, or set a preference that automatically shuts down every idle computer at the end of the workday.

But with such an extensive variety of managed preference options available, this simple concept can become ...

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