It's been noted that we shouldn't use the Often key in custom profiles. If we need to manage a third party plist where the "always" option is incompatible, and we need to ensure the setting is persistent, any ideas what should be used instead?
I've been trying to push profiles a bit more recently. I get a feeling things are moving further in that direction. I worry that we end up with MDM being the only management method for OS X and iOS in a few years!
When I find myself working on more complex plists using plistbuddy and others, trying to kill cfprefsd, it seems profiles are a better fit.
It's just the "Once / Often / Always" thing that's bugging me.
Overall I've been having good luck with Profile Management files for basic and some more advanced OS X settings, but I can't imagine an environment where PM was the only control we have for our Macs...hope that's not happening!
Thinking out loud, with the once setting, I believe you need to specify a date and that date (at least from memory) is always in the past.
What if you were to build a 'Once' profile but with the date set way into the future?