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New binaries in Yosemite
New binaries in Yosemite

Every year I like to dig a little around some default paths to see what new binaries will be available to assist in deployment or troubleshooting. I use a simple easy script that generates a list of all the binaries in /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, and /usr/libexec from one OS (usually 10.x.4) to a recent beta build of the upcoming OS (in this case Yosemite). [ Read More... ]

Quick Step-by-Step Guide for AutoPKG and JSSImporter

This is a quick step-by-step instructions to get AutoPKG and the JSSImporter to work so Mac Admins can begin testing and evaluating the two products, and see how these tools will help automate the less than glamorous parts of their job. This is not a lengthy description post explaining the awesome work that other Mac Admins have done in creating AutoPKG and JSSImporter, as there are plenty of other posts that explain this better than I can (including their own respective documentation). [ Read More... ]

DEP and VPP Notes from MacDMV Group Meeting

On May 1st, MacDMV’s second “tech” session took place covering Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and how it relates to JAMF Software’s Casper Suite, a little about VPPMD (because once you start talking about DEP you can’t help but talk about VPP), and Munki in a Box which is a deployment script for Munki by Tom Bridge. [ Read More... ]