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Debug APNS issues for JAMF Software's Casper Suite
Debug APNS issues for JAMF Software’s Casper Suite

For this post, it is a good idea to review my last article on how Apple’s Push Notification System (APNS) works when managing OS X and iOS devices. It’s not required reading to comprehend, but it does provide an an overview on how complicated APNS is AND the beauty in its architecture to make everything happen in an instant! What I now want to discuss is not when APNS works, but when it doesn’t “What are the common things I check when APNS is not working”. Most of these debugging steps are for the initial setup of your APNS environment, if this were working “fine” but now nothing works… there may be something else at hand. [ Read More... ]

Updated XProtectWatch now with terminal-notifier

XProtectWatch 1.1.0 (now with terminal-notifier support) I have updated XProtectWatch to now utilize terminal-notifier “a command-line tool to send Mac OS X User Notifications, which are available in Mac OS X 10.8”. To install terminal-notifier is pretty simple, as I have also created a terminal-notifier.sh script that you can run that will download the latest terminal-notifier zip file from github.com, unzip, and move to your /Applications folder (where my script expect terminal-notifier to exist). [ Read More... ]

JAMF Software Casper Suite in an Amazon EC2 Cloud
JAMF Software Casper Suite in an Amazon EC2 Cloud

I had the interesting opportunity of installing the Casper Suite on an Amazon EC2 Cloud server and wanted to post my findings on the subject for other future “cloud” users. Overall the process is very simple, as you can configure a Windows 2008 R2 Server or Linux server via one of Amazon’s Quick Launch Configurations. I’ll review technically what was needed for the environment along with a couple of “gotchas”. [ Read More... ]