The Monitoring Client Preference Pane is not required for the Monitoring Client to function and can be removed or hidden from the user. The following article covers removing and restoring the Preference Pane.
The Monitoring Client is designed to stay out of your users' way.
A PreferencePane is included with the default installation, its uses include:
- Displays a support link to your end-users.
- Puts your logo in System Preferences (via our optional Custom Branding)
- Provides an interface to configure various plugins.
- Informs the end user that the software is installed on the computer.
- Provides a simple removal option.
Removing the Monitoring Client Preference Pane
To remove the Monitoring Client Preference Pane, open System Preferences, right-click (ctrl-click) the Monitoring Client icon and select Remove "Monitoring Client" Preference Pane.
If you have Custom Branding, your Monitoring Client will have your Custom Branding name and icon instead of Monitoring Client.
Alternatively, the Preference Pane can be removed via the command line:
rm -Rf /Library/PreferencePanes/MonitoringClient.prefPane
The Preference Pane is a purely cosmetic component and is not required for the normal operation of the Monitoring Client.
If the PreferencePane is removed, it will no longer appear in System Preferences, even after auto-updates or manually re-installing the Monitoring Client.
Restoring the Monitoring Client Preference Pane
Once removed, you may re-enable the PreferencePane with the following action:
- Navigate to
- Note the spare copy of
- Double-click the
MonitoringClient.Prefpaneand when prompted, choose to install For all users of the computer.