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KB-2243: How to manage iCloud preferences using Group Policies

Centrify Identity Service, Mac Edition ,  

12 April,16 at 10:57 AM

Applies to: Centrify DirectControl on Mac OS X 10.7 and above
 
Question:
 
Is there a way to block the iCloud System Preferences on OS X?
 
Answer:

There is no specific GP to manage the settings inside iCloud, but the System Preferences icon to access iCloud can be disabled from use:
 
- Configure the following group policies:
 
  User Configuration / Centrify Settings / Mac OS X Settings / System Preferences Settings / ...
  
  .. / "Use version specific settings" : Enable

  .. / Mac OS X 10.(x) Settings / 
"Limit Items Shown in System Preferences Panes" : Enable

  .. / Mac OS X 10.(x) Settings / Enable System Preferences Panes / "Enable built-in System Preferences panes" : Enable

- In the 
"Enable built-in System Preferences panes" GP, scroll down to the "Internet & Wireless" section and uncheck the "iCloud" checkbox.


The iCloud option will be disabled the next time the AD user logs in.


Note:

To keep additional non-default System Preferences enabled, make sure to also enable the "Enable other System Preferences panes" GP as well. See the "Explain" tab of this GP for details of usage.

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