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Authored by: leamanc on Nov 16, '09 06:57:59PM

...don't do what is described in this hint. It is just asking for trouble, and will likely be over-written with a software update. Or worse, a software update will fail or hose your machine because key system components that are not intended to be modified have been modified.

I have done stuff like this before, and weird things happen like the Dock stops working properly (it shows, but clicking on icons has no effect), kernel panics, etc.

As noted above in many hints, Managed Users can have *whatever* you like taken away from them, even if you don't use OS X Server. Just grab a copy of Workgroup Manager, log into the server "localhost" with admin credentials, and create a group for the users you'd like to manage, and set policies for that group of managed users. Google around for more info. Apple doesn't make this info readily apparent--they'd probably rather you buy OS X Server and set up an OpenDirectory domain--but it's there, much safer and supported.

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