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OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies by John Rizzo

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Chapter 17

Creating Mobile Accounts for Notebooks

In This Chapter

arrow Firing up Workgroup Manager

arrow Exploring mobile account options for networked notebooks

arrow Configuring mobility settings

arrow Creating server-based home folders and deploying mobile home folders

arrow Synching mobile clients

You’ve had enough sitting at your desk, and it’s time to get out of the office, but how do you take your data with you when you go home? What if you need to make a presentation at a client’s office out of town? Do you drag your entire network infrastructure with you? Imagine the airline luggage fees.

In this chapter, you determine the best method for managing client computers that aren’t tied down. Most frequently, these devices are notebook computers. Instead of having user home folders stored only on a server volume or only on the client computer, mobility settings offer a combination of these two choices. Mountain Lion Server lets you create mobile home folders for Mac, Windows, and Linux clients.

With a mobile ...

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