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KB-6970: Mac OS X Mobility Group Policy automatically enables Parental Controls

Mac & PC Management Service ,  

10 June,16 at 08:09 PM

Applies to: Centrify Identity Service for Mac

When enabling the Group Policy User Configuration > Policies > Mac OS X Settings > Mobility > Mac OS X 10.8 or above Settings, why is the System Preferences > Users & Groups "Enable Parental Controls" checkbox automatically selected after the mobile account is created?

The Enable Parental Controls mechanism will check to see if the account record has the MCXSettings attribute in it.  If the attribute is present, OS X deems the account as a 'Parental Controls enabled' account, and thus automatically enables Parental Controls. 

This is expected OS X behavior, and is not a Centrify issue.

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