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Detecting Flashback.K with Absolute Manage

by April 5, 2012 » Add more comments.

There are recent reports that suggest over 500,000 Macs have been infected with the Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.K¬†malware. According to F-Secure: “Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.K connects to a remote site to download its payload; on successful infection, the malware modifies targeted webpages displayed in the web browser.”. Apple has released Java updaters for this which you should consider deploying soon, if […]

 

3 Ways to Netboot Across Subnets

by January 24, 2011 » Add more comments.

There is a proper way a network should be configured in order to allow your machines to netboot from a server located on a different subnet. Instructions for doing so can be found on AFP548.com. If however, you are not able to make the needed changes to your network hardware, you will need to set […]

 

Absolute Manage – Adding Dell Warranty to Inventory

by January 23, 2011 » Add the first comment.

Update: As of Absolute Manage 6.0, this is no longer needed. AM 6 now includes this functionality. Having warranty information on the machines you manage is important to have as part of your PC life-cycle management. It makes it easier to plan future PC replacements, assess risk and possibly know when to purchase another extension […]

 

Silent Install of IBM SPSS Statistics 19 for Mac

by January 13, 2011 » Add more comments.

A Little Background While there is documentation for doing a silent install of SPSS Statistics, the instructions for version 19 leave out some critical details. This post aims to clear up what needs to be done for a silent install of IBM’s SPSS Statistics 19. These instructions are for the site or volume license version […]

 

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 […]