How can one allow users to install their own applications without the applications being deleted when the user's computer is updated using Radmind?

By: Richard Glaser - Revised: 2006-05-31 devin

One option is to setup radmind to NOT manage a specific directory, like, for example, /Users/<users name>/Applications/. This is done by adding those specific folders/files to the base negative transcript that is used to manage the machine. Note, that many applications store settings, license files in the users home directory. If you need to allow users to install/configure software and retain it after a radmind run you might consider NOT managing /Users, and use scripts (login, logout, startup, etc) to update application preferences & license files to unmanaged users home folders, but not touch application preferences & license of software they installed.