Articles by: Mike Boylan

Looking Forward to MacTech Conference 2014

Looking Forward to MacTech Conference 2014

It’s hard to believe, but the fifth, yes the fifth, annual MacTech conference will be held this year in Los Angeles, CA at the beautiful Manhattan Beach Marriott from November 5th-7th, with a full day of pre-conference workshops occurring on November 4th. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able […]

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DeployStudio 1.5.16 Released

DeployStudio 1.5.16 (I guess we’re finally done with the RC status?) was released yesterday. Check the change log and download it here.

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How to Lose 100 Pounds in 10 Days

By Mike Boylan, Nick McSpadden Historically, Mac deployment has been done the traditional way, by configuring a perfect “Golden Master” computer configured just the way you want, and then copying that computer to all your other machines. We’d use tools such as Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper to do […]

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802.1x EAP-TLS Machine Authentication in Mt. Lion with AD Certificates

One of the greatest new enterprise features in OS X Mt. Lion is its support of the DCE/RPC protocol in combination with Active Directory (AD) for use with 802.1x machine or user based certificate authentication. In Lion, for AD certificate based authentication to function, a working Microsoft Active Directory Certificate […]

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MacTech Conference 2012: Day 3 Roundup

MacTech Conference 2012: Day 3 Roundup

Yesterday marked the end of MacTech Conference 2012. Below is a summary of the final day’s sessions in the IT and joint tracts, along with some of my thoughts. Anthony Vcherushniy from Google kicked off the morning with a talk on the OpenBSM auditing functionality that is included with OS […]

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MacTech Conference 2012: Day 2 Roundup

Today was day two of MacTech Conference 2012. Below is a summary of the IT track events from today along with a few of my thoughts. Ben Levy, Phil Goodman, and Steve Leebove kicked off the IT track this morning with a presentation on configuration profiles for both iOS and […]

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MacTech Conference 2012: Day 1 Roundup

Today officially kicked off MacTech Conference 2012. Today was full of great sessions, good food, and a spectacular tour of Walt Disney Animation Studios with a special surprise for conference attendees. Below is a roundup of the first day of the conference IT track with some of my thoughts included. […]

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Apple TV Update Brings Profile Support

Apple released Apple TV Software Update 5.1 yesterday which includes several new enterprise friendly features, including support for 802.1X and the use of a proxy server. Both are configured via configuration profiles. Details are at the links below. HT5437 – Apple TV: How to install a configuration profile HT5438 – […]

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Understanding InstallESD.dmg, Recovery HD, and Lion Internet Recovery

Understanding InstallESD.dmg, Recovery HD, and Lion Internet Recovery

If you’ve done any deployment work with OS X Lion, InstallESD.dmg is probably not a new concept for you. But just in case you haven’t, or just in case you need a quick refresher, with the release of OS X Lion, Apple completely changed its distribution method for Mac OS […]

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