Import MCX setting plist files

Enable this group policy to import MCX settings plist files from SYSVOL. By default the folder is \\\SYSVOL\\mcxplist, similar to importing plist files in Mac Workgroup Manager.

The plist file path should be relative path to \\\SYSVOL\\mcxplist folder.

set the path to:
will import the following plist file:

This GP is similar to "Import plist files" GP. But instead of extracting MCX settings from the plist file like "Import plist files" GP does, this GP treat the inputted plist file as the MCX settings, and import the whole file without processing.

The expected plist file format is sample below:





Where TARGET is the targeted MCX settings (eg. or

The recommended way to obtain the plist file with expected format is to make use of the 'dscl' command and read the MCX settings attribute of the user object that have the same MCX settings configured. Copy the exact MCX settings and paste to a plist file.

sample dscl command: "dscl /CentrifyDC read /Users/XXXX MCXSettings" where XXXX is an AD user with the desire MCX settings

Supported on:

plist files:

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Centrify\CentrifyDC\Settings\MacMCX\Import\mcxplist
Value Namefile{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value


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