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.Read more›
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.Read more›
A quick and dirty guide to setting up a Mac OS X Server and MCX
This guide to deploying your server for the first time includes setting up managed preferences and working a bit with Mac Manager.
Update – Corey had to move his server so an updated version of the pdf is now hosted on AFP548.Read more›
Is there a way to add your own time server to the pop-up menu in the Date & Time preference pane?
I’ve tried entering the IP or DNS name into the preference pane, but it won’t remember it in the menu (when you select a different server it forgets the name of my own server).
From the Terminal, type:
defaults write com.apple.Terminal FocusFollowsMouse -string YES
Quit and restart the Terminal and enjoy!
This change is only for your account – and is not machine wide – so if you’re using someone else’s machine with a networked home directory, this preference should follow you.
I know all you Linux/X11 users who are going to love this one! If you don’t like it, though, just re-do the command with NO at the end instead of YES.
If you want to use the same feature in the X11 interface, simply use the following line in the X11 command window:
defaults write com.apple.x11 wm_ffm true
To turn it off here, replace the true with falseRead more›
The MacEnterprise.org (formerly MacOSXLabs.org) group will be presenting a Wireless Security Webcast on Tuesday, October 26 at 1:00 pm EDT. Tommy Hann, a Senior Consulting Engineer at Apple, will be presenting on wireless security standards and how to leverage them in Panther.
For the case study we have Terry Simons from the University of Utah presenting on his experience in deploying an 802.1X network on his campus, including authentication and other commonly overlooked issues.
For more information on how to watch this WebCast, please visit the MacEnterprise.org website:
Note that the broadcast ID needed to view the webcast has changed to ‘macenterprise‘!!Read more›
Monday’s Security Upate provides a fix to a critical vulnerability that allows malicious parties to trivially obtain administrative passwords.
In other words, it would behoove you to run this update sooner rather than later, or make sure you use a VPN when admining your server.Read more›