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Script to Configure the Mac OS X firewall

by April 7, 2010 » Add more comments.

Here is a script that can be deployed via ARD, Absolute Manage (LANrev), LANDesk or virtually any other method to enable and configure the firewall for 10.4, 10.5 or 10.6. You will need to decide how exactly you want your clients firewalls configured. Pay special attention to the stealth setting. If this is enabled, you […]

 

Bind to OD Script & Add to Computer Group

by April 6, 2010 » Add more comments.

The following script is what I use to bind machines to Open Directory and it solves the following challenges: If bound to another OD domain, it removes that binding. If you’re not moving from another domain, you can ignore that part, it won’t hurt that it’s in there.

 

Absolute Manage (LANrev) webinar archive available

by March 31, 2010 » Add the second comment.

Edweek.org did a webinar featuring Absolute Manage yesterday and the archive is available online. You can either watch the webinar (bit less than 1 hour) or just download the slides. It featured a case study from a school district with a few thousand managed machines and has a heavy focus on asset management and software […]

 

Add directory services data to LANDesk inventory

by March 27, 2010 » Add the first comment.

I posted over at the LANDesk community site on how I add AD and OD data to inventory, most of which LANDesk does not collect on it’s own. Much of this I did because we were moving from one OD domain to another and needed a way to see which machines remained on the old […]

 

Changed RSS feed to show full posts

by January 18, 2010 » Add the second comment.

Lately, I’ve been reading more and more of my daily news from my iPhone and I’ve started to get pissed off at blogs that I like that only show a short summary in the RSS feed. This drove me nuts. Then today I just realized that I was doing the exact same thing! My bad. […]

 

Ten blogs every Mac admin should know about

by January 16, 2010 » Add more comments.

Need to load up your RSS reader with loads of Mac goodness? Mac Admin Corner just not quite enough for you? There are plenty of Mac experts out there sharing their knowledge with the world. Here’s a list of sites that I follow.

 

Can Open Directory be used enterprise wide?

by January 15, 2010 » Add the second comment.

A few years ago, before I started at my employer, a project was started for an enterprise-wide Open Directory setup. Each business unit within the university has a decent number of Macs that were mostly unmanaged. The project passed governance and a budget was set aside to fund the implementation. This was back in the […]

 

Migrate Local User to Domain Account

by January 14, 2010 » Add more comments.

If you are migrating your machines to authenticate via Active Directory, you may need to convert your local user accounts and their home folders to an AD user account and retain the home folder. I had a script posted here but that version was Tiger only because it used NI* commands.

 

Add user to admin group with Applescript

by January 12, 2010 » Add the second comment.

Need a way for your team to easily make a network or local user an admin? Copy and paste the code below into Script Editor (Applescript Editor in 10.6) and save it as an application. This can be used before deploying a machine to the user, or after they’ve logged in. (* Add user to […]

 

Been a while….

by January 7, 2010 » Add the second comment.

Wow, it’s been almost a year since I’ve posted. I knew I’ve been slacking, but didn’t realize it was that much. I’m going to start posting again soon. Stay tuned.

 
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