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Pushing out Address book caldav accounts via manifest / plists

Posted on 2011-03-16
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We have an xserve handling managed preferences for 20 users i want to configure address book settings and roll them out to 20 users without having to visit desktops. Is it possible to push out a preconfigured plist to do this

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In theory, yes, but I have not managed to get it to work.

If you want to try,
- in WGM, click on preferences, then details;
- click the + sign at the bottom of the window;
- navigate to /system/library/coreservices/ and add managedclient

You will now have manifests under 'details' for what you want.

If you get it to work, please post whatever steps/incantations you used.
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Thats interesting, I couldn't see an entry for Address Book in the list that appears.

 Should you not navigate to the particular users Application preferences in the  Homes folders??
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Sorry! I was thinking iCal. You could still probably coax a manifest in from whatever plist contains the required settings, but I am pessimistic about it working. I, personally, would not bother trying, unless it was a much larger number of accounts.

On a tangent, (based on my own experience) AB server works well with <1000 addresses in an address book, is pokey by about 1,500 and is unusable at 3,000. Three address books with 1000 addresses each, however, are fine. Good luck.
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