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Jamf Pro 10.41.0 Beta 2 now available!

Hey Jamf Nation!We've just released Jamf Pro 10.41.0 Beta 2. This is our compatibility release with the new operating systems coming from Apple this fall. There are a number of updated or new keys, a GSX Update, and updates to the Azure AD migration ...  View more

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Jamf Pro 10.40.1 Now Available

Hello Jamf Nation, Today we are releasing Jamf Pro 10.40.1. To learn more about this release and the product issues it addresses, please read the Jamf Pro 10.40.1 release notes here. Cloud Upgrade Schedule Your Jamf Pro server, including any free san...  View more

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Best practices for deploying 10.6.8 Combo Update

I'm trying to make 10.6.8 Comb Update available via Self Service for a select group of testers. However, in testing, I cannot seem to get it to run successfully, and it always shows as failed. I have uploaded the .pkg file that I know works, and run ...  View more

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Parental Controls/Snow Leo/Adobe Reader

Here's the situation: 10.6.8 Unibody MacBook bound to AD--when you log in with an account, the user defaults with Parental Controls turned ON, regardless of AD group. No specific settings are defined and users have access to most everything they woul...  View more

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AUSST Deployment for CS6

We have used the adobe package utility to create packages and deploy them using Casper. I want to create an Adobe update server and im stuck on the deployment of it. According to adobe, you can incorporate it into the packages when creating the packa...  View more

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Self Service app issue....

We are using the layered model and originally installed an app using a building id. We had them delete this as we made the newer app available via self service and want the user to take ownership of self service apps. How long should it be taking aft...  View more

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Multicast MacBook Air

Hi, Our school is rolling out 500 odd MBA's. We have purchased around 50 Ethernet to thunderbolt adapters so that we can netboot the devices and image a number of them at a time. Has any one used the multicasting option with the resource kit ?Has any...  View more

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MCX in 10.8 iMacs - not applying on first logon

Hi all. I've come across a problem having just updated our iMac lab to 10.8. I tried going down the Configuration profile path, but decided against it for the most part, as it didn't seem to work how we needed it. So, I've stuck with Managed Preferen...  View more

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Software Updates Best practices?

Hello again guys-- I am trying to find best practices for delivering software updates to our managed clients. After reading the article here https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/discussion.html?id=5207 I saw that there is a possibility of using self-s...  View more

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Extension Attribute Help

I am trying to create an extension attribute that detects the presence of an installer package cached in the Waiting Room. I can run the script manually in terminal and get a true or false result. When I place the script in the extension attribute, I...  View more

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Self-Destructing PKGs/DMGs

Is it possible to create a DMG or a PKG which deactivates/destructs itself after installation? Otherwise is it possible to create a DMG/PKG that has a limited time to live after which it becomes unusable?  View more

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Apple SUS

Is there a way to ignore an update coming from Apple's SUS without running a local SUS? I have a group of machines that are trying to install an update every night. They say they are successful, but then they install the same update the next day.  View more

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Java Preferences

We are getting ready to do an ACT survey that uses a browser based Java Applet that requires the Java Webstart enabled and the applet does not support 64bit mode. By default the Java Preferences have 64bit mode Java SE as preferred. So I need to get ...  View more

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Self Service Issue

Ok, I've deployed a package to my Mac desktop. I setup the package to run via Self Service. When I click on my Self Service icon and then the package to install it I am prompted to enter the Local Admin password. First, I am logged on as an Admin and...  View more

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NetSUS - some updates not available

Hi, I've been testing out the NetSUS appliance this week and I'm finding that some software updates that Apple offer to a newly imaged 10.7.3 machine are not being offered by the NetSUS (which has been fully and recently synced). On a newly imaged 10...  View more

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Need Help Resizing Restore Partition

Hi all - saw some similar posts to this but nothing that does exactly what I need. I have two partitions, Restore (disk0s3/10GB) and MacHD (disk0s2/the rest of the free space). I need a script that will resize the Restore Partition to 25GB without to...  View more

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Casper Agent Installed when?

Is there any way to report on the date that a computer made it's first connection to Casper after having the agent installed? I'm basically trying to see when a computer first checked in and compare it to their last check in. Am I making sense? I hav...  View more

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login policies not running

I am having a really hard time troubleshooting an issue right now... I am creating a new server to move all of our clients onto, and I can not get it to behave normally. The biggest issue I am having right now is that logon policies are not running. ...  View more

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$3 is empty when run through self service

Hello. We currently do not require login credentials to self service. I believe this is causing the third variable to be empty when scripts are run through self service. Can anyone confirm that (I'm running 8.61). I have a simple script to echo back ...  View more

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Removing or Purging the "Waiting Room"

If I delete the "Waiting Room" folder and then do an inventory will all those cached packages be gone? Some clients have come back online and have a bunch of old cached packages and we need to just start over, re-cache so to speak and then install. T...  View more

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#K12 Limit printers to printing 1 copy only

The staff in our Media Center/Library want to limit the students to only printing one copy and to have a message display that reminds them of the Media Center policy. I made a package with Composer that modifies /etc/cups/cupsd.conf with the line ```...  View more

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Retina Support

Dear JAMF, please update your apps to support Retina displays. Okay, thanks!! Much love, my bleeding eyes  View more

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13" Retina MacBook Pro - build numbers

For your information: you will need to create a new netboot image for the 13" Retina MacBook Pro. The initial build is 10.8.1 build 12B2100. After updating to 10.8.2 the build is 12C2034. The Retina will not boot off of 10.8.2 12C60  View more

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Replicate a Disribution Point behind firewall

Hey all, can't seem to find this in the documentation or the Nation here. I have a primary Distribution Point in a colo, and I want to put a secondary DP on a Mac Mini Server behind a firewall at a satellite office. I'm thinking I need to set up port...  View more

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Outlook Email Indexing

we currently have users that have documents and desktop user folders redirected via symbolic link to SMB network volumes on a windows server. OSX does not seem to index those folders for searching via spotlight we've tried to user terminal commands t...  View more

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Mac App Store and Final Cut Pro X Updates

Hi there, I've read and followed the advice available in the pile of FCPX threads here.. We've basically done the following: Purchased a volume licence for Final Cut Pro X and received a batch of license codes. Redeemed a code on one machine associat...  View more

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