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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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flat packages

Anyone else out there using 10.5-only, flat packages, and finding issues for package installation, via self-service or policy via Casper? Thanks,j  View more

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InstaDMG

Anyone have issues incorporating QuickAdd packages into something like InstaDMG or System Image Utility?For some reason it is the only package that does not install properly...and no detailed logs can tell why. Thanks,jeremy  View more

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Netbooting Across Subnets

I have a new lab that has been setup w/ Intel iMacs straight out of the box and I'm wanting to use an existing image that we run on our laptops minus XP. In testing I know this works fine. The issue I'mhaving is these machines are on a .12 subnet and...  View more

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folder deletion and shutdown

I want to pass a couple questions to the group to see if others have had success with either of these items. First has to do with folder deletion. We currently deploy an image through NetBoot/NetRestore that has all of our common applications. This w...  View more

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Major problems creating Base image.

For the first time ever, I'm having major problems building my base image. The New Unibody MacBook5,1 and MacBookPro5,1 are giving me nothing but trouble. Before these, my imaing process would consist of building my BaseOS image on the latest model M...  View more

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Latest Version of Casper

I was just wondering what the latest version of the Casper Suite was. We are currently running version 6.0. It seems to be hard to find out what the latest version is on the internet. Justin  View more

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Script to turn off IPv6

I didn't see this one in the resource kit, and it took me some tinkering toget it just right. I hope some of you get some use out of this script (I'mattaching a zipped file just in case your mail reader, or any mail serversbetween you and I, mangle t...  View more

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Disk identifier order at boot

Do you know in what order Open Firmware and EFI scan the buses to build thedevice tree? ----------Miles A. Leacy IV ? Certified System Administrator 10.4? Certified Technical Coordinator 10.5? Certified TrainerCertified Casper Administrator----------...  View more

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Smart Groups

Is there any way to make a smart group based on file path? (e.g. Does not have folder /Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/) Thanks j--Jared NicholsISD Infrastructure and Operations - Desktop EngineeringMIT Lincoln Laboratory244 Wood St.Lexington, MA ...  View more

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Contract Mac packagers

Hi Folks- Wondered if anyone knew of a individual or company who could help with overflow mac packaging. We have an initiative to convert our existing vendor installers (of various formats) to .pkgs with some requiring tweaking (basic shell scripting...  View more

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disk identifiers

Hey all,I know that disk identifiers (disk0, disk1, etc) are assigned in the orderin which the disks were attached. For example, if you boot a Mac with asingle internal drive, that drive will be disk0. Once booted, you caninsert an optical disk, and ...  View more

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Favorite Servers

Greetings everyone. Casper newb here. I would like to create a package for my mac users that contains 8-10 standard SMB network shares. The idea being a new user would have all necessary network shares saved in Connect to Network > Favorite Servers w...  View more

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Allow Non-Admin Users to Add Printers in Leopard

Hi, I want users to be able to add printers without filling in the administrators password. I did some research and found out that I just need to remove the following lines from the /etc/cups/cupsd.conf: AuthType Default Require user @SYSTEM Order d...  View more

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Office 2008 12.1.5 Update

Has anyone tried deploying the .mpkg for the 12.1.5 update? Does it work as is? Thanks j--Jared NicholsISD Infrastructure and Operations - Desktop EngineeringMIT Lincoln Laboratory244 Wood St.Lexington, MA 02420-9108(781) 981-5500  View more

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inventory section of the JSS

Hi Guys Im running the latest version of Casper and the JSS and 10.5.5 Server Has anyone had any problems with the Inventory Recon section? My recon data is incorrect, it reports that computers do not have 10.5.5 when they clearly do, as well the rec...  View more

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what happens when a logic board is replaced

does it just update the MAC address of the built in ethernet in Inventory? Does it create a new entry? What exactly happens? Anyone know for sure? Thomas LarkinTIS DepartmentKCKPS USD500tlarki at kckps.orgblackberry: 913-449-7589office: 913-627-0351  View more

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10.5.6 Server and Casper

Anyone installed the update yet on their jss server? Wondering if there areany issues with the update and the jss. Rich Rich DagelSenior Technology Specialist Landor Associates1001 Front StreetSan Francisco, CA 94111United States415 365 3933http://ww...  View more

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after image, first time run scripts

Hello everyone, I am looking for a way to automate a few things after a machine gets imaged. By default in our image both the Airport and the NIC are turned off. They are turned off because we use certain software packages that will register MAC addr...  View more

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Running out of HD space on Distribution Points

Hey guys, I'm having a bit of a critical issue. My Master Share clocks in at about 85GB. In addition to the normal stuff in there I also have keep 14 days worth of database backups. I have about 12 remote Distribution points. I use remote sync on all...  View more

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resource kit, enabling ARD users

So, I have the task of creating a specific user account just for ARD access, and I was writing my own script for it. Then I take a peek in the Jamf Resource Kit and they have a script as well, which is pretty much the same thing as my script but with...  View more

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Adobe Photoshop Elements

We are attempting to deploy a lab with Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.I originally started to try to create a package as an Adobe Installer in Casper Admin, however it never recognized the Elements installer as a valid CS3 installer. (Which it is, it use...  View more

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MS Office 2008 configuration

I'm curious to see what customizations folks are using for their Office 2008deployments.I have the following script that runs on any machine with Office 2008installed, at login, once per user: #!/bin/bash # scr_app_office2008FileFormats.bash## Set Of...  View more

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Updates

Hey all, Do you guys have any procedures for deploying updates to machines? If so, can you shed some light on how you handle updating clients? Thank you much! Jeffrey A. StraussDepartment of Educational TechnologySystems AdministratorLoyola High Scho...  View more

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Casper VNC crashes

It seems that more and more frequently when I use Casper VNC, it will crashthe Casper Remote program when I disconnect from the remote machine. Thishappens on both 10.4 and 10.5 admin computers using Casper Remote 6.01. Sothe only thing I've found to...  View more

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scripting the firewall

Before I exercise my Google-fu, I'm hoping someone can point me at thecorrect commands to manage the Mac OS X firewall (on OS X Server, if there'sa difference) via shell script.Thanks in advance. ----------Miles A. Leacy IV ? Certified System Adminis...  View more

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Scripting MS Entourage 2008 Configuration

We are getting ready to move away from Apple Mail as our mail client and onto Entourage 2008. We are making this move to take advantage of Kerio’scalendar (we are getting away from Meeting Maker). However, now I need toconfigure Entourage for 90 user...  View more

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JSS user reporting user as admin dscl says no?

everyone, So a user has a true flag under their account in the JSS for the inventory of that machine, I will just copy/paste an example, sorry if it doesn't format correctly. User in the JSS shows this: Username Real Name UID Home Directory Home Dire...  View more

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QuickAdd Packages

I created a quickadd package using Recon - no special SSH restrictions or anything...which creates a new account. I can execute policies and such, so it does appear to be working, and I can login remotely via SSH, but cannot login to the OS (GUI) or ...  View more

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hidden account is inaccessible?

I created a hidden account using casper:sudo jamf createAccount -username macadmin -realname Mac Admin - password temppassword -home /Library/IT/macadmin/ -admin -hiddenUser ...the account and its directory appear to be created correctly, but I canno...  View more

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