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What's new in the Jamf Pro 10.34 Release

Today we released Jamf Pro 10.34 which includes enhancements to the Jamf Parent and Jamf Teacher apps, updates to the Jamf Connect auto-deployment settings, and new Shared iPad session features. This release also gives IT admins the ability to select...  View more

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Tracking Peripherals and other assets

I was hoping to find out how others are tracking peripherals and other ITassets that may not be attached to a computer. For example, KVM switches,network switches, fibre switches, printers, etc, all items that have serialnumbers but aren’t necessaril...  View more

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Thank you

Dear list, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who responded to my request for Casper testimonials a week or so ago, my management was very impressed!As of today I am the proud 'owner' of the Casper suite and look forward to putting it through...  View more

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papercut login hook

Hey there folks, One of our High Schools uses Papercut (sp*) for managing printing in hisbuilding. In any case he's got a login hook that starts papercut andsets it so that if it's closed it re-opens again. This is all well and good, but as soon as t...  View more

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boot camp help

so even though imaging a boot camp partition is no officially supported we decided to take the plunge. we have successfully captured the windows image following the instructions from the resource kit however i cant get it to deploy. casper imaging in...  View more

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Erasing the Hard Drive During Imaging while Netbooted

During the Imaging process with Casper, we could not "Erase Macintosh HD", even though we checked the box to do so. The process went extremely fast and no image was copied to the Target drive. Running Disk Utility would not unmount the drive and allo...  View more

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Script to open an app after install

I am trying to write a script that will open an app once it is installed bya policy. I have to script set to run after but no luck. #!/bin/sh open /Applications/Utilities/MyApp.app Rich DagelSenior Technology Specialist Landor Associates1001 Front St...  View more

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Adding iLife '09 with Casper Admin

Has anyone added iLife '09.mpkg to their JSS via Casper Admin? When I do,it fails with a permission problem. Then if I repoen Casper Admin, itsthere but says its missing the file. So then I copied the file overmanually via AFP. Now Casper Admin says ...  View more

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Network Locations

Asking this experts. Is there a way to script or package creating Network Locations? I currently have two network locations that I create on our base build; one with Proxy enabled and one without. I am wanting to move the function out of the base bui...  View more

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Self Service Usage

We are about to roll out the self service feature. I am wondering whatcool things others are using it for. I have added all of our printers to ours.Have a fix my mac policy that dose most of the stuff under the advanced tabof casper remote.Fix keycha...  View more

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Running inventory reports by partition schema

We now have a need to figure out how many machines have windows on them or not. I would like to run a report with Casper that will go through inventory and if a Mac doesn't have a NTFS partition on it with Windows I want it on one list, and if it doe...  View more

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Screen Sharing Issue

FYI... I had asked if there was a way to inform people they were being remote observed/controlled as my machines weren't informing users of this and I thought that there was a way to integrate it into the ARD binoculars... As it turns out, in the JSS...  View more

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Netinstall too slow on new Imac Silver

Dear All, I have the issue that when I want to deploy a new system via Casper Netinstall on the new imac Silver the process takes double the time that on a new macbook or macbook pro or on a mac-mini I did a new OS image from the iMac as well as a ne...  View more

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Packaging Server OS

Are any of you packaging OS X server? If so can you share how you go aboutpackaging it and if you can comment on the following questions I have? Recommendations on serializing when no site license available. Is itpossible to script serialization/regi...  View more

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Imaging with NeoOffice Patches

Hello, If you are familiar with NeoOffice you know that they release patches often. They come in a nice PKG format that are easy to deploy with ARD or policies. Here my problem: I can't seem to get the patches to install correctly while the computer ...  View more

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Screen Sharing

Off the Casper topic, but what the hey, you folks are smart... I'm using Screen Sharing in Leopard to admin servers when I need to use the GUI. The server is in Active Directory, and I have a group in our AD that can admin the server. AD users in tha...  View more

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Errors during imaging

We just rolled out Casper to another one of our remote offices. We arehaving issues imaging computers. Some of the packages fail to install. Itusually is a different package each time. I have make sure all permissionsare correct. I even recopied all ...  View more

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weird JSS issue with TomCat

So, we had our Winter break in December and I decided not to work for 15 days in a row. I come back from my vacation and the JSS has never been the same since I got back. Whenever I try to use casper remote or casper imaging off a netboot server and ...  View more

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CS3 serial number

Ok I am not upgrading to CS4 until a newer version of casper is released since I am having issues with the image creation of CS4. I am reinstalling and creating a package for CS3. It seems to work well to use Caspers installer mechanism with the exce...  View more

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Maintenance

Hi All- I'm in the process of getting Casper ready for primetime here. I've got just about everything nailed down, software updates, Self Service distribution etc. One question for everyone: what scripts/maintenance do you find yourself doing either ...  View more

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Request for testimonials

Hi, I have recently proposed to our IT department that we purchase the Casper suite and have received a preliminary approval from the powers that be. Before they finally commit the funds for the purchase they asked me to solicit some testimonials for...  View more

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Automate configuring of Entourage

Do any of you have any experience automating the configuration of Entourage?I have found an AppleScript that will do some of it, but it isn't truly hands-off and requires some end user interaction.I'm just looking for some info/insight on this and wh...  View more

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Keychain addition during imaging

Hey all, Is there a way to add an entry to the Keychain during imaging with a script? Basically, I'd like to use one base image, but insert one of a few scripts somewhere that will add the client to a specified wireless SSID. Possible, or does the SS...  View more

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Scripts for Disabling Updates: Apple, Adobe, Microsoft

For everyone who wants an easy way to turn off automatic updates, here is a link to download a tested script that disables: - Apple Software Update - Adobe CS3/CS4 Updater - Microsoft Office 2004/2008 AutoUpdate http://www.makemacwork.com/disable-aut...  View more

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Smart Group update times

Hey All- Does anyone know how long it takes smart groups to update their membership? I have created one based on a dummy package and when I install it on a machine and then update recon it doesn't seem to be added to the group. I've just done it and ...  View more

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drop box group

Everyone I have had a drop box account for a while now at www.getdropbox.com. I was thinking it would be cool if we maybe signed up and started a Macintosh System's Administrator group. Instead of emailing scripts, configs, and documents to each othe...  View more

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Defaults write set software update interval

Hi- What's the best way to set the software update interval (daily/monthly/weekly) with defaults write? Basically, I want to ensure machines are checking in weekly with our internal update server. Thanks j--Jared NicholsISD Infrastructure and Operati...  View more

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