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Safeguard Authentication Services 4.1.3 - Mac OS X/macOS Administration Guide

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Schedule tab

Schedule tab settings control automatic startup and shutdown for Mac OS X workstations and servers; and, support the following management modes: Never, Always.

Schedule Settings allow you to configure managed computers to start up and/or shutdown according to a specific schedule. For example, you might configure certain computers to sleep on Friday night and wake up early Monday morning.

To force the computer to start up or wake, select the Startup or wake option and set the frequency and the time of day.

To force the computer to shut down or sleep check the box and select either Shutdown or Sleep option from the dropdown then set the frequency and time of day.

Finder properties

Finder is the Mac OS X Window manager and file system browser. Finder Settings allow you to configure the way Finder works.

You can apply Finder Properties settings under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration.

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Preferences tab

Commands tab

Views tab

Preferences tab

Preferences tab settings control features and functionality of Finder and support the following management modes: Never, Once, Always.

Finder can operate in normal mode or simple mode. In simple mode, users cannot launch applications or files from a Finder window. They are limited to what is accessible from the Dock. In addition, users cannot create folders, delete files or mount network volumes in simple mode. To enable normal mode, select Use Normal Finder. To enable simple mode, select Use Simple Finder. If you select Use Simple Finder, you can not specify any other options because they do not apply to a simplified Finder environment.

The following options are supported:

  • Show these items on the desktop

    Configures Authentication Services to display an icon on the user's Desktop for each selected item. Options include: Hard disks, Removable media and Connected servers.

  • New Finder window shows

    Set the default view for New Finder windows. To show the user's home directory, select Home. To show the computer view including mounted volumes select Computer.

  • Always open folders in a new window

    Select to configure Authentication Services to open a New Finder window each time a user opens a new window.

  • Always open windows in column view

    Select to configure Authentication Services to automatically open new windows in column view.

  • Show warning before emptying the Trash

    Select to configure Authentication Services to prompt users to confirm before moving items to the Trash.

  • Always show file extensions

    Select to display file extensions in Finder views.

Commands tab

Commands tab Settings control which commands users are allowed to execute and support the following management modes: Never, Always.

The following options are supported:

  • Connect to Server

    Select to enable users to launch a dialog to find servers on the network. If disabled, this functionality is not allowed.

  • Go to iDisk

    Select to enable users to open their iDisk. If disabled, this functionality is not allowed.

  • Eject

    Select to enable users to eject removable media and mounted volumes. If disabled, this functionality is not allowed.

  • Burn Disk

    Select to enable users to write permanent information to CD or DVD. If disabled, this functionality is not allowed.

  • Go to Folder

    Select to enable users to navigate to specific folders by typing a path name. If disabled, this functionality is not allowed.

  • Restart

    Select to display the Restart command in the Apple Menu. If disabled, the Restart command is not available.

  • Shut Down

    Select to display the Shut Down command in the Apple Menu. If disabled, the Shut Down command is not available.

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