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Legless Wonder
Oct 15, 2012, 09:10 AM
Hi everyone
Our office currently runs 10.6.8 exclusively, but we're looking at upgrading to 10.8.2. I've installed ML on a few test machines, and it generally works okay, however I have stumbled a bit on the iTunes front.
As we are in a corporate environment, we have decided we don't want individuals to have access to iTunes - we don't want them loading up their workstations with music/podcasts/etc, and we don't want to hear them complain to the IT department when they lose their favorite song.
We want to continue to prevent access to iTunes for users, but, as I'm sure most of you know, you can't delete it (or Chess, or Game Center, which we also don't want them to have access to).
I wouldn't mind hiding it, but you know as well as I do, that someone will come in and plug their iPhone into their workstation, and iTunes will pop up...
So my question is, is there a way to delete iTunes?
Or can I hide it completely and prevent it from starting if a user plugs in an iDevice?
Or can I password protect an application so they cannot use it without an admin password?
Thanks for your help!
the legless wonder

Oct 15, 2012, 09:16 AM
Or can I password protect an application so they cannot use it without an admin password?
Yes, you can do that with Parental Controls (OS X Mountain Lion: Manage a user with parental controls).

Oct 15, 2012, 09:25 AM
There are plenty of ways to control access, the easiest way is to change iTunes permissions to 0000, this is no rights to Read, Write or Execute.

For instance

In terminal.

sudo chmod 0000 /Applications/iTunes.app---hit return(iTunes should be in Applications).

Enter password----hit return

Other ways is to set User rights in the System Preferences, or delete iTunes in terminal.

Or as the Above poster GGJstudios mentioned.