LoginHook to fix Mobile User group membership bug.

Having issues with group memberships on mobile accounts?

Read on for one method of solving this.

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Mac OS 10.3.7 Released for Client

I should have known when I typed about the server update that there *must* be a client to match…

Today, along with the previously mentioned Server update, Apple has also updated its client to 10.3.7 on the Client side as well. The update is available from Apple’s Software Update application.

Key features of the 10.3.7 update include:

– Enhancements to TextEdit, allowing certain RTF files to be read.

– Resolution to an issue in Safari, Mail, and other applications that use DNS lookups, which caused connectivity issues.

– Numerous performance gains in World of Warcraft.

– Improvements for compatibility with Pacific Tech’s Graphing Calculator 3.5

Read up on all the goodies here:


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Mac OS X Server 10.3.7 Released

Apple has updated its Server to version 10.3.7 today and it is currently available via Software Update. The update weighs in at 30MB.

Of note, covered by the update include a fix for the AFP issue dealing with long file names. Also included are improvements to Rendezvous registration, OpenGL and graphic drivers, as well as improved compatibility for third party applications and devices. As usual, all previous standalone security updates are included in this update.

For more info:


(note: the link wasn’t up at the time of this posting, but it is listed in the Software Update details.)

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Squid Server using LDAP authentication

Add more control to your Squid proxy server by adding LDAP authentication

Using plugable authentication modules and Open Directory you can easily limit who is able to surf the web.

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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.

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MacEnterprise.org Apple Remote Desktop 2 In-Depth Webcast

The MacEnterprise.org (formerly MacOSXLabs.org) 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 MacEnterprise.org website:


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

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