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Setting up Reposado and Margarita on Linux – Part 1

by May 25, 2012 » Add more comments.

About Reposado and GUI Options What is Reposado you ask? Reposado is an open-source replacement for the Apple Software Update Service (SUS) by Greg Neagle of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Reposado addresses many of the limitations of Apple’s SUS such as giving the ability to create branches so you can release updates only to a group of machines. It […]

 

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 […]

 

Adobe Acrobat X Provisioning Tool Released for Mac

by December 20, 2010 » Add the first comment.

Adobe has released their Adobe Provisioning Tool for enterprise deployments and configurations of Acrobat X for Mac, as well as the Customization Wizard for Windows.

 

View Open Directory ComputerGroup Membership with Applescript

by November 27, 2010 » Add more comments.

The following Applescript will show a selectable, scrollable list of machine accounts in OD, then show which ComputerGroup(s) that computer belongs to. This is a quick way to confirm membership without having to open WorkGroup Manager, and especially handy to allow your techs to verify without being a directory admin in OD.

 

Updated: Send softwareupdate command through ARD

by April 8, 2010 » Add more comments.

This script will run software updates only on machines that are logged out. This ensures you don’t reboot machines that are in use and don’t leave machines in an inconsistent state (by not rebooting after patching). This is not a perfect solution to patching but it’s better than nothing. You can even schedule this to […]

 

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.

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 
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