Archive for December, 2012

Adding Printers via Command Line

Adding printers on multiple machines can be tedious if you have to manually setup all the duplexer and paper tray options that the printer supports. Thankfully there is a command line tool called lpadmn which allows you to configure the printer and all its options in one command. You can […]

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Poll: MacIT 2013 AFP548 Gathering

 

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The 2013 Mac IT Conference: What’s Up?

If you’re even peripherally involved in administering Macs in any sort of numbers, you’ve heard about Macworld/iWorld, nee Macworld Conference and Expo. You probably even know about the Mac IT track, right? Well, no, there isn’t one. MacIT has been it’s own show for…well, 2012 was the first, so the […]

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Flat Packages Tips and Tricks

Tim Sutton as an interesting post which outlines some interesting tricks you can do with flat Apple packages.  Check out the writeup here.

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Name Computers automatically with NetSUS, NetRestore and others

If you’ve moved away from an OS X-based infrastructure and towards Linux, you may be familiar with NetSUS, which is a linux-based appliance that can be used to NetBoot Macs.  This is a great solution if you are trying to move towards virtualized and/or non-OS X servers.  One problem is […]

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PSU MacAdmins 2013 Call for Proposals

The PSU MacAdmins 2013 Call for Proposals has been open for around a month, so get your proposals in before it is too late.  If you are not sure what to talk on, take a look at their Call for Proposals page to get an idea for a session.  If […]

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Custom NetBoot Set Model Filters

Hardware filtering has been around for a while with the NetBoot service, but until recently you could get away one or perhaps two NetBoot sets to cover a whole range of models.  With Lion and Mountain Lion, the compatibility breakdown became a lot more complicated where some Intel Macs were […]

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Caching Service on 10.8 Server

On the newest version of Server.app (2.2) there is a new service called Caching.  Clearly it is for caching things, but what exactly and how? Get a first look at this new service over at Noel Alonso’s blog.

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Achieving granular file permissions with ACLs

If you need to add permissions to files or folders beyond User, Group or Other, then ACLs are the answer.  You can have super fine control over files and folders with ACLs and assign them based upon any number of users and groups.  Erin Scott over at the 318 has […]

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The Mactips are back!

Several people have posted in the forums as well as on the MacE mailing list wondering where Mike Bombich’s Mactips went.  When the new website rolled out, some of the old content had been removed by request.  Due to how many people asked about the Mactips section, we talked with […]

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