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Configuring Custom Data-Collection Policies

You can also configure custom data-collection policies for individual computers or for multiple computers. To do so, select the computer in a computer list and use the Get Info command located in the File menu (you can also use the Apple-I keyboard shortcut). By default, double-clicking a computer also issues the Get Info command.

There are two tabs in the Get Info dialog box: Attributes, which gives you basic information about the computer, and Data Settings. The Data Settings tab (shown in Figure 2) mirrors the dialog box for setting a default data-collection policy and displays the current policy for the computer (be it the default policy or a custom policy). To create or adjust a custom policy, click the edit button at the bottom right of the tab and then modify the policy as you would the default policy. Click the Done or Cancel buttons to save or cancel your changes. Again, you’ll notice that Apple has included two instances of the Application Usage Data and User Accounting Data checkboxes (although in this case they both work). If you select multiple computers and use the Get Info command, the Data Settings tab will be displayed first and any changes you make will be applied to all the computers you select.

Figure 2

Figure 2 Data settings tab for a single computer

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