On Macs, when a scheduled task is set to be delivered with an optional or recommended, "as desired" policy, the application "LANDesk PBD Update" opens after the PDB "check now" button is clicked (runs ldapm). I can not find any documentation about this application and wonder whether it's the beginning of a "Desktop Manager" application like the one for Windows. Also, I cannot find documentation for the ldapm command. I was originally concerned that setting an optional policy distribution package for Macs would cause the "LANDesk PBD Update" app to open every day when the agent checks for policies; however, I discovered that ldapm is executed with the "-r" switch for the daily check. ldapm -r doesn't open the "LANDesk PBD Update" app.
Is there any documentation for Policy Based Distribution on Macs?
Is there a plan to create a Desktop Manager for Macs like the one for Windows?
Curtis S. Minns
Desktop Systems Administrator
Harvard University - FAS IT