Boot problems might be permissions problems

An Apple may not be the only logo you may see when you boot.

For those times when Disk Warrior doesn’t fix it…

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Disk Quota Reporting with PHP

I’ve had a few issues with disk quotas recently on my OS X Server file servers, and I needed to come up with a way for my student assistants to be able to view disk quota values for my staff so that they could easily tell who was over or approaching their quota.

Read on for a way to monitor disk quotas in a web browser…

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OpenXchange on OS X Server

We (Labo Linux team and Labo Apple team) are pleased to announced documentation and an installer for Open-Xchange (pre-compiled) on Mac OS X Server.

It is available in french and english trough these URL :
English :

English tutorial

French :
Documentation Fran├žaise

Let us know any bug if you find any.

Hope it will help people.

Matthieu DUCROS

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Resurrecting Daemons with SystemStarter

Let SystemStarter do your dirty work for you

No need to remember how to start/stop a process on your own if a good StartupItem was written for it.

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Script to remove redundant Office2004 fonts

Have you ever noticed that Office 2004 installs fonts all over the place? You can use this handy script by Arek Dreyer to remove them after they have been installed.

(Ed. note: You can remove the DoFonts file from the Office folder to keep it from installing them in the first place.)

Download the script here.

Read more Apple Remote Desktop 2 In-Depth Webcast

The (formerly group will be presenting an Apple Remote Desktop 2 In-Depth Webcast on Tuesday, November 16 at 1:00 pm EDT. Nader Nafissi, Server Software Product Manager at Apple, will be presenting on recent changes to ARD 2 available in the most recent update, 2.1.

We will also have three more Apple on hand to give presentations on how to use ARD 2 in more interesting ways. You’ll learn much more about leveraging the ARD SQL database to track machine changes, the Send UNIX command, and streamlining mass Macintosh deployments using SQL and PHP.

For more information on how to watch this WebCast, please visit the website:

Note that the broadcast ID needed to view the webcast has changed to ‘macenterprise’!!

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Per User spam settings with Amavis

Allow each of your users to have unique spam settings using Amavis and LDAP.

With a little bit of work you can allow each user to customize their SpamAssassin tag and kill scores using either their LDAP user records, or just by hand-editing the amavisd.conf config file.

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Running MRBS on Mac OS X with LDAP Authentication

Who needs Exchange? With MRBS you can do your resource scheduling for less.

A walk-through of how to set up and configure an interesting open source meeting room, or other resource, web-based scheduling solution.

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Compiling PHP4, PHP5, or GD on Mac OS X

Updated PHP and GD install instruction

Dale Walsh has submitted updated installation info which includes PHP5 and a more informative gd_info() routine.

UPDATED 12/05/2004

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Using Scripting to Change a Local Password

Running a large network of macs in a secure environment leads to regular password changes on the local administrator account. Doing this in a 10.3 environment is quite a simple endeavor, but for those with some older 10.2.x machines around, it can be quite frustrating. Read on for an expect script for running on 10.3.x and a bash script to be used on 10.2.x machines.

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