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Can we use Kace to force a screen saver to be enabled on Mac machines?

10/02/2017 887 views
Hi,

I am not too familiar with Mac OS so I am not sure how to enable the screen saver on the Mac.  Can we force the screen saver to be applied on Macs in the same way that we apply a screen saver group policy in Windows?

Can we enable an enforcement policy somehow through Kace to enable screensaver to be applied to Macs?

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Managing settings on macOS is best done with Profiles. You can read a little about profiles here:

The K1000 supports profiles under the Scripting area of the appliance. I recommend checking the relevant portion of the administrator guide: https://support.quest.com/technical-documents/kace-sma/7.2/administrator-guide/157#TOPIC-733908

There are also some great resources out there for profiles. I frequently check GitHub as there are folks that post them, here's an example: https://github.com/nmcspadden/Profiles

A great tool for creating profiles is mcxToProfile: https://github.com/timsutton/mcxToProfile
This allows you to convert an existing plist file into a profile that can be distributed.
Answered 10/03/2017 by: chucksteel
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  • Thank you.. I will check this out.
 
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