Anthony Reimer discusses a new way to classify and talk about the various deployment methods used for OS X. Let the discussion begin!
These are some resources from my Security session at PSU MacAdmins 2013: Slides - PSU MacAdmins 2013 Security Web resources: Managing OS X – Payload Free Package template Matt’s Mac Blog - Making use of the /etc/authorization file in Lion / 10.7.x Scripts: View the code on Gist. View the code on [...]Read more›
Working with Open Directory can be a great experience…until it isn’t. When your database goes up in flames (or perhaps if), it can be frustrating and maddening. Charles Edge has an article posted on what to do when your OD database decides to spontaneously corrupt itself.Read more›
Has anyone else seen this issue? It has only been reproduced on Thunderbolt-equipped Macs while attached to Cinema Displays (Either Mini-Display Port or Thunderbolt). If you are able to test this on both Thunderbolt and Non-Thunderbolt Macs as well as Cinema and Third party displays, please leave the results of [...]Read more›
After some undocumented options were found in the asr tool, Greg Neagle started digging around some other commands to see if he could find any other hidden options. The result of this interest has lead to some methods for finding hidden options in any command, although his specific example involves softwareupdate. [...]Read more›
Installing printers via lpadmin on OS X can be a pain, especially if you do not know the names of the specific options you need for the printer (Duplex, Finisher, etc). You can dig through the .ppd if you’d like, but this is not as helpful as you might hope. [...]Read more›
Apple Software Restore (ASR) has some hidden documentation that reveals a few command line options which were previously unknown to most. A post on jamfnation led to some discussion on ##osx-server about an undocumented ASR command. Rich Trouton blogged about how to view these commands using a very interesting method. If [...]Read more›
As usual with all things FileVault related, Rich Trouton has the details on a new .app for setting up FileVault 2. FileVault Setup.app is a standalone app that provides a pretty interface for end users to configure File Vault 2 with during first login. This is a interesting way to [...]Read more›