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Generic Ubuntu Server Setup Scripts for Networking and VMware Tools
Generic Ubuntu Server Setup Scripts for Networking and VMware Tools

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of Ubuntu Server installs for JumpStarts with their intended use to become a JSS or JDS server. It’s easy to spin up a full clone or linked clone on my laptop, but when I’m at customer’s location they usually only have an ISO that was downloaded some time ago… so we’re starting from scratch. With a brand new Ubuntu Server VM, there are a few steps that you need to perform to make your life easier in the long run. [ Read More... ]

Integrating (and Debugging) Windows Active Directory LDAP Connection With JAMF Software's JSS
Integrating (and Debugging) Windows Active Directory LDAP Connection With JAMF Software’s JSS

I’m guessing you are looking at your JSS screen trying to connect an LDAP server, specifically Active Directory (AD), but things are not going well. First of all, breath. There have been countless times when I’m performing a JumpStart and things “just don’t work” in terms of integrating the JSS and Active Directory, especially if your AD is anything beyond the standard “Next, Next, Next” installation process when it was initially setup. [ Read More... ]

Google Domains Now Does Dynamic DNS
Google Domains Now Does Dynamic DNS

So I was really hoping for some invite codes from Google Domains while it was still in private beta. This way everyone would shower me with love and affection, and in return for I would provide my precious invite codes… but Google just had to kill my dreams and make it available for everyone! The nice thing is there must have been some great feedback from previous beta testers as some changes have been applied since my review two weeks ago (I never received a feedback request, so I cannot take any credit). [ Read More... ]

Bushel: 'You put your Apple things in here' for small businesses
Bushel: ‘You put your Apple things in here’ for small businesses

Bushel is an Apple device (OSX and iOS) management tool that will assist with items that would normally frustrate people once you try to deploy/issue more than three devices. So I’m please to share (if you haven’t seen already) that Bushel is now available to the public! I’ve had a chance to review Bushel for a couple of months since its first private beta release during JAMF Software’s National User Conference and have been quite impressed. [ Read More... ]

Migrating From Octopress 2 to Octopress 3
Migrating From Octopress 2 to Octopress 3

I’ve been using Octopress 2 since February of 2013 and I’ve learned a little about ruby (not that I’ve programed any), updated my knowledge about current website frameworks, and have seen what it takes to maintain an open-source project that is actually popular. [ Read More... ]