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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.

 

Leopard Active Directory Integration Headaches

by January 27, 2009 » Add more comments.

Ever since Leopard came out, we have been having a heck of a time trying to get Leopard to bind and/or authenticate to Active Directory reliably. We use Active Directory sites and our Leopard macs were trying to authenticate to Domain Controllers in the wrong site. I’m reminded of something Joel Rennich said in a […]

 

Disabling Automatic Updates for Office 2008, Apple Software Updates and Adobe CS4

by January 26, 2009 » Add the first comment.

Over at the Make Mac Work blog, Ellis has a very informative article about how to disable automatic update notifications for Apple Software Update, Microsoft Office 2008 and Adobe CS4.

 

Allow Non-Admin users to Manage Printers

by January 24, 2009 » Add more comments.

Apple added a "feature" to Leopard which restricts non administrator users from managing printers on their Macs. While this is desired behavior on a public machine such as a classroom, it is a problem for single user machines such as faculty, staff and 1:1 deployments.

 

Securing SSH on Mac OS X by limiting who can log in

by January 23, 2009 » Add the second comment.

This post will describe two different methods for securing SSH that work on both Tiger and Leopard (client or server). These tips can be done as needed on machines that will have ssh enabled, or as part of your deployment image(s). Personally, I make these changes to our images because if a machine is bound […]

 

slapd error in system.log every 10 seconds

by January 6, 2009 » Add more comments.

I had 2 Leopard servers (one with 10.5.5, one with 10.5.6), both displaying the following messages in the system.log every 10 seconds. com.apple.launchd[1] (org.openldap.slapd[283]): Exited with exit code: 1 com.apple.launchd[1] (org.openldap.slapd): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

 

PPC Not booting from NetBoot Across Subnets package

by December 29, 2008 » Add more comments.

NetBoot Across Subnets from Mike Bombich has a problem setting the startup disk on a PPC machine when the target is a Leopard NetBoot set. You may see this in your system.log on your NetBoot server:
Dec 29 10:42:08 server tftpd[781]: adding RRQ to cache: 170.140.xxx.xxx,NetBoot/NetBootSP0/DS_MP_2008-12-29.nbi/booter
Dec 29 10:42:08 server tftpd[782]: file not found, trying [/private/tftpboot/NetBoot/NetBootSP0/DS_MP_2008-12-29.nbi/boote]
Dec 29 10:42:08 server tftpd[782]: file not found, trying [/private/tftpboot/NetBoot/NetBootSP0/DS_MP_2008-12-29.nbi/boot]

 

NetRestore End of Life

by November 17, 2008 » Add more comments.

Mike Bombich has offically stopped development on NetRestore. Read the story here. I’m very sad to see it go, though not surprised. NR has been open source for years, but no one ever contributed besides Mike and it was in need of a rewrite. Now that it is EOL, several people on the Mac Enterprise […]

 
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