Archive for category: OS X

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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Deploying Xcode

While Xcode is a single .app that is very easy to deploy, there are several support packages that must be installed when you first launch Xcode. If your end users do not have admin rights or it is for a lab setup, it is ideal to have all these packages […]

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“Application” would like to access your contacts.

Sick of that error message popping up whenever an app is opened for the first time on your machine?  Are your end users going crazy because of this?  Fear not, there is a way to suppress these warnings.  Tim Sutton has a post that explores exactly where these settings are […]

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Disabling updates in Acrobat X Pro

Many management systems now handle updates for Adobe products and as a result it is desired to disable the native update mechanism that they ship with.  One such product is Acrobat X Pro.  In the past, it has been a challenge to make sure that the Adobe updater was disabled […]

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Collecting Mac App Store Apple IDs via Casper

If your organization allows the use of the Mac App Store (MAS), it is good to know which users have used the MAS.  Casper Suite allows you to make Extension Attributes which can return any arbitrary information that you’d like.  The 318 Tech Journal recently went through how to gather […]

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DeployStudio RC135 Release

DeployStudio RC135 was released yesterday.  It fixes some annoying bugs with flow control (packages and scripts installing out of order).  Check out the change log and download it here.

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Java update got you down? Re-enable it!

Rich Trouton has a writeup on how to re-enable the Java 6 plugin after the recent Software Update.  This update disables the Web Plug-in piece while leaving the actual Java 6 framework intact.  Many apps still require Java 6 (Crashplan for instance), so for many of us it may be […]

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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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