X-Server Workgroup Application allocation help

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by mcrudge, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. mcrudge macrumors newbie

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    Hello all, just set my account up, but have used these forums before for help.

    We have an xserve and about 30 macs in school, got them all working fine on our server and talking to our windows server with open and active directory integration.

    My problem is this; from workgroup manager i allocate the selected apps i want the group to have in the Dock. On my MacBooks this works fine, takes precedence and appear on the Dock. However on our iMacs they just join the current applications on the Dock, all the settings for both groups are the same. This also happens if i place the iMacs in the Mac Books group.

    Can anyone suggest a way to "empty " the Dock system wide on the machines. Is there a file i can delete that will remove the Dock settings that are stored on the machines?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

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    Make sure "join with users dock" is unchecked. Remember, if you have Users set up with permissions and attributes, it overrides everything else.
    You can delete the dock.plist files remotely using ard.
     
  3. mcrudge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for responding.

    the "Merge with user's Dock" tick box, is unticked. Thats what i don't understand, that box being unticked works on the mac books, but not the imacs.

    where do i find the dock.plist?
     
  4. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

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    If they are using home directories on the server a search will not find it, but it's in the Users Library/Preferences folder. If you have only a few users you can grab them one at a time. A lot of users, find the tool called FIND FILE. It's free and searches everywhere.

    com.apple.dock.plist
     

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