Dock Items tab settings control the applications, files and folders that are displayed on the user's Dock and support the following management modes: Never, Once, Always.
You can insert three types of items into the user's Dock: Applications, Documents and Folders. The Applications list controls which applications are inserted. The Documents and Folders list controls documents and folders that are inserted into the user's Dock. Click Add to select the items to insert in the Dock. You can drag the items within the list to change the order in which they appear on the Dock.
In addition to standard Unix paths, you can specify a network share by using the following syntax:
cifs://<server hostname>/<share name>
Folder paths support two types of macro-expansions. First, the %@ macro expands to the user's Unix name. Additionally, you can expand any active directory attribute using the %<attributename>% macro. For example, to add the user’s network home directory to the dock, specify %homeDirectory%. You can get the value for any user attribute using the %<attributename>% macro. These macros are only supported by user policies; machine policies do not support either of these macro types.
The following options are also supported:
Select to merge the specified items into the user's Dock. If you do not select this option, the specified items replace the user's Dock.
Select to add predefined folders to the user's Dock. Authentication Services supports My Applications and Documents.
Dock Display tab settings allow you to configure options that affect the visual display of the user's Dock and support the following management modes: Never, Once, Always.
The following options are supported:
Select to control the size of the Dock window on the user's Desktop.
Select to control the size of magnification when the mouse cursor hovers over an item on the Dock.
Position on screen
Select this option to control where on the screen the Dock is anchored. Options include Bottom, Left and Right.
Select to control the visual effect used when applications are minimized to the Dock. Options include Genie and Scaled.
Animate opening applications
Select to animate (bounce) the application icons on the Dock as the application loads.
Automatically hide and show the dock
Select to hide the Dock automatically. When you position the cursor over the Dock it displays itself automatically. Leave this option deselected leave the Dock visible at all times.
The Energy Saver Properties settings helps you save energy and battery power by managing wake, sleep, and restart timing.
You can apply Energy Saver Properties settings only under Computer Configuration.
Desktop tab settings control energy usage settings for Mac OS X and supports the following management modes: Never, Always.
You can use preset settings by moving the slider anywhere from Minimum Energy Usage to Maximum Performance. When you set the slider to Custom you can customize all aspects of the energy usage settings.
The following Desktop settings options are supported for both Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. Settings on the OS X tab apply to Mac OS X workstations. Settings on the OS X Server tab apply to Mac OS X Servers.
Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for
Configure how long you want the system to wait before putting the computer to sleep to save power. Inactivity means no keyboard or mouse input.
Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for
Select to control how long you want the system to wait before putting the display to sleep. Inactivity means no keyboard or mouse input.
Wake when the modem detects a ring
Select to configure the computer to wake from sleep when the modem detects a ring.
Wake for Ethernet network administrator access
Select to configure the computer to wake from sleep if an administrator attempts remote access.
Restart automatically after a power failure
Select to configure the computer to automatically start when power is restored after a power failure.
Put the hard disks to sleep when possible
Select to configure the system to attempt to power down hard disks.
Allow the power button to sleep the computer
Select to configure the computer to go to sleep when a user presses the power button.