This is the first page to consult for general questions about managed Macintosh systems.


Configure Macintosh OS X (Leopard)

TSG managed Macintosh systems are typically configured as follows. They apply to home/mobile users in most cases. If you need additional items to be addressed, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Windows for Mac Users

  • Need to run virtual machines
  • Need to access external NTFS partitions or hard drives
  • Need to run Windows OS on Intel Macintosh
    • Install Boot Camp and latest updates
      For PowerPC users, VMware Fusion, Parallels, and other commercial packages are available
    • Follow Windows Frontpage to setup Windows XP
  • Want to remotely control Macintosh
    • Install and configure Vine Server on OS X
      Apple Remote Desktop and other commercial solutions are available
    • Users can access/control OS X from either Windows and Linux computers via VNC clients
    • NOTE: this approach may not be secure enough over the public networks. To overcome that, use either ssh tunnels or other commercial grade VNC servers for Mac.

How to change the user short name?

  • This may be necessary for easy access to our MFP printers if you don't have LDAP authentication configured. Here is how.