If anyone can help me with this it would be the best! I have just installed 150 Mac minis in a hotel and I'm using remote desktop management to control them. Now I need to disable DVD player auto start when a DVD is inserted. I would like to know if it's possible to do this by using Terminal?
Couldn't you just copy the preference files? I don't know anything about managing multiple Macs, but there's probably some better way to do this.
Opening DVD Player can be disabled with
com.apple.digihub com.apple.digihub.dvd.video.appeared -dict action 1.
com.apple.digihub com.apple.digihub.dvd.video.appeared -dict action 105 will reenable it.
The preference for the desktop picture is in
~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist, but I don't know how to change that directly.
You can find where the preferences are stored by diffing the output of
defaults read before and after changing a preference.