Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

Lion comes with this nifty option called AirDrop, which allows users to share files directly. In many environments, this represents a perceived security risk (whether real or not) and must be disabled. To disable AirDrop: defaults write DisableAirDrop -boolean YES To turn it back on: defaults write DisableAirDrop -boolean NO This is done per-user and so can also be done via Managed Preferences, profiles and/or at imaging time.

September 10th, 2011

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, Mass Deployment

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  • I would like the option to turn off AirDrop but where (or how do I access the area to type) am I supposed to type in that line? In the web browser?

    • You would use that in a Terminal window. I’ll try and be more specific about such things in the future.