About This Manual

This manual describes the preference manifest file, which is an XML document describing an application’s preference keys that can be managed by Workgroup Manager, a component of Apple Computer’s managed client solution for OS X. Application developers create a preference manifest file to make their application’s preference keys available for management by Workgroup Manager. Developers use the Property List Editor, provided on the Xcode Tools CD, to create and modify preference manifest files.

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See Also

For information on Workgroup Manager, see OS X Server User Management at http://www.apple.com/server/documentation.

A client management discussion list is available at http://lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/client-management.

Preferences Programming Topics for Core Foundation provides information on the best way to work with preferences.