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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.

 

Google releases MCX manifest for Chrome

by December 16, 2010 » Add more comments.

Yesterday Google stepped up their effort to get Chrome accepted by enterprises by releasing details about managing Chrome with group policy and Open Directory.

 

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.

 

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 […]

 

NetRestore – Specifying Packages to install using PHP Services

by September 15, 2007 » Add the first comment.

NetRestore PHP Services helps automate machine deployments by automating several tasks such as machine naming, network configuration and specifying which image is used for groups of machines and several other preferences. It can also be customized to add funtionality for tasks that are not already built in. This post will explain how to specify which […]

 

OS Images vs. The Santa Rosa MacBook Pro 2.2/2.4Ghz

by July 5, 2007 » Add more comments.

Back on June 5, Apple updated the MacBook Pro to include faster cpu’s, LED-backlit display and a video card upgrade. This MBP came with a newer build of 10.4.9 so of course, our image had to be updated. But by the time these actually started shipping to us, 10.4.10 became available. So I updated our […]