While thinking about my previous post , I wrote a quick example on how to interact with another plist formatted transactional system: Deploy Studio. Today we were running into an issue with using some post renaming scripts that DeployStudio did not know about. So ideally I just wanted to make sure that as names of machines changed , deploy studio was notified for an subseqent restores that took place. To accomplish this I took a look at the Post Methods aviable in DP and was able to get the whole proof of concept built without calling any external commands. I am going to probobly add quite a bit to this (such as pushing ARD fields ) but here is my proof of concept.