Apple has released a new version of it Macintosh Manager client, the administrative support tool Apple offers for AppleShare IP and OS X server systems. The new version is ready for download from Apple’s download site, although the official Software Update server has not been updated with new information about this revision.
Using Macintosh Manager, administrators can better manage client computers running System 7 through Mac OS 9 connected to AppleShare IP and OS X servers. Macintosh Manager enables admins to control user access to networked applications, file server volumes and printers, provides specialized access to PowerBook users, and much more.
Version 1.4.1 incorporates the following changes:
Corrected a problem where, if users belonged to more than one Panels workgroup, their approved items may not show properly after logging into the subsequent workgroup.
Corrected a problem where some desktop printers set up by the administrator would not be properly displayed when the desktop was locked while in the Finder environment. (See below for more information on Finder system access printers when the desktop is locked)
A feature, which was added in version 1.4 to allow the administrator to lock the user’s desktop, may pose problems when a user logs into a Finder environment for the first time.
If the administrator sets the option to have Finder-type workgroup members use the “Members use printer created in System Access” workgroup option, and then enables the option to lock the desktop, any printer not yet on the desktop (e.g. when the user first logs into that workgroup) can not be created by the Finder due to access restrictions and therefore the user may not be able to print.
This download does not include the server software itself. Instead, this download contains the necessary components to make a client workstation work with the latest version of Macintosh Manager. Administration software is also included.
Download Apple Macintosh Manager 1.4.1