New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

Windows Group Policy on MAC OS X Lion


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
umair

 
Member Since: May 20, 2012
Posts: 2
umair is on a distinguished road

umair is offline
Hi,

I am a newbie at MAC OS X as well as MAC forums. I work in a School as an IT administrator and School has decided to put new MAC on domain for subjects like Arts and Music. School is running Windows Server 2008 network.

My question is, Can I implement Windows Server 2008 Group Policy on MAC OS X to control certain features centrally as implemented on Windows machine?

If yes, then can someone explain how to implement gpo on MAC and which GPO can be implemented on MAC.

Your comments and guidance will be highly appreciated.

Regards

Umair
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,599
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
GPOs are implemented by registry changes on a Windows-based machine. Since OS X has a distinct architecture that doesn't use a central registry, Windows GPOs can't be implemented in OS X.

With that said, there are third party solutions that allow you similar controls, and there are OS X-specific ways of managing Mac clients.

Lots of great info on this thread:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

Hope that helps get you started.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Connect to server (CMD+K) | hello »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Running Windows on a Mac: A Switcher's Guide cwa107 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 290 09-18-2014 03:51 PM
Finder won't start laurag OS X - Operating System 5 04-13-2012 06:46 PM
OS 10.7 Lion feature/rumour roundup the8thark Apple Rumors and Reports 44 08-17-2011 03:03 PM
Mac OS X Lion to aid Windows PC switchers with new Migration Assistant the8thark Apple Rumors and Reports 1 02-27-2011 11:10 PM
OS X: My experience so far Delete Switcher Hangout 48 11-08-2009 03:01 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?