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Casper Suite 9: Cloud and JDS Distribution Points

Casper Suite 9: Cloud and JDS Distribution Points

The Casper Suite has been able to provide installation packages to Managed OS X clients by AFP, SMB, and/or HTTP(s) for a long time, but now JAMF Software has introduced two new methods to provide packages: JAMF Distribution Server (JDS) and Cloud Distribution Point (CDP). Both of these DP installation methods make deploying web-based package distribution EXTREMELY easy and quick to stand up in a test or production environment vs. needing to configure multiple services in a Windows or OS X Server setting. [ Read More... ]

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 script that you can run that will download the latest terminal-notifier zip file from, unzip, and move to your /Applications folder (where my script expect terminal-notifier to exist). [ Read More... ]