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    Windows Group Policy on MAC OS X Lion

    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.



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    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:

    Hope that helps get you started.
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