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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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Acrobat self-heal fix

Criss, Edit the following files: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Acrobat/AcroENUDist80SelfHeal.xml/Library/Applicaiton Support/Adobe/Acrobat/AcroENUPro80SelfHeal.xml And set the following "install" keys to "NO" to disable certain items: - Safari P...  View more

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Chaining updates

Is there any way to chain updates together? For instance, the Office 12.1.4 update just came out which requires the 12.1.3 update. 12.1.4 was released because 12.1.3 was broken. What's the best way to get people up to 12.1.4 while making sure they're...  View more

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Advice on package naming conventions?

We're a large, multi-campus community college getting ready to deploy theCasper Suite. We've just gone through the Jump Start and are getting readyto build our base images, packages and configurations. As JAMF recommended,we're planning on having a s...  View more

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set network time at startup?

I got Issues with timesync on dual-boot macs. We have AD which is more time sensitive now and some people are having login issues when going back and forth between Mac OS and WinXP on BootCamp. So I've been reading a lot about this and haven't found ...  View more

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FYI: Adobe issue and workaround proceedure

Hey Guys- I've been working to figure out an issue we've been having with Adobe Installers at image time for the past week or so. Between our work and Sam's at Jamf support, I think we've figured out the cause. I just thought I would share with you o...  View more

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Indexing packages

Hi- When you index a package, does it do it with the server's resources or are you processing it locally on the machine you're admining from? I imagine I'd like to utilize the quad-core Xeon in my Xserve instead of my MacBook Pro... Thanks j--Jared N...  View more

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Netboot newbie

I'm in the process of experimemting with netbooting and am very interested in what others are doing to make this a seemless process. Thanks to all, JIM ORING, JR.IT DEPARTMENT SCHAWK!T 323.258.4111D 323.551.6517M 909.904.2839F 323.259.0428jim.oringjr...  View more

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1-to-1 recommendations

Hi all, Next year our school of 1200 students will be going 1-to-1, where every student has their own laptop that they end up purchasing (over four years) through the cost of tuition. I have a couple logistical questions and I would love to benefit f...  View more

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Finder shows hidden files after image

Hi, I have imaged a Mac and it now shows the etc and var folders, among others in the Finder. These should of course be hidden. How can I hide them, and any idea why Casper would have done this? Best wishes Michael  View more

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How's your sed-fu?

I have a configuration file for an application that contains two lines oftext: SERVER = server.domain.extCLIENT_NAME = client.domain.ext I'd like to be able to change these lines with a simple script. I think sedcan get me there, but I'm having a lit...  View more

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Automating Server Installs

This message is in two parts... For anyone using InstaDMG with the Casper suite, I'd like to hear yourexperiences. I like the idea of never having booted my base system beforedropping it. I'm curious as to how deeply we can mesh the InstaDMG concept&...  View more

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CS 2 packaging

So, I have CS 2 to install now on some older Macs... It comes on like 3 CDs, or at least my version does. Can I make 3 separate disk images of them and create them into one adobe installer in Casper Admin, or should I combine them into 1 disk image a...  View more

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PPC & Intel

What is the consensus with the group regarding building installers for PPCand Intel Macs? JAMF recommended we build everything (including the OS) from one masterIntel box, and only use a PPC for builds when the software required it. I am beginning to...  View more

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Adobe Creative Suite 4

Hey All, Has anyone tried to make a package for Adobe Creative Suite 4? I know that the "New Adobe Install" was implemented to make our lives easier, but would it be compatible with CS4? I do know there are now two Application discs for the Design Pr...  View more

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Acrobat 9

Hi- Has anyone made a prebuilt for Acrobat 9 Pro? Thanks--Jared NicholsISD Infrastructure and Operations - Desktop EngineeringMIT Lincoln Laboratory244 Wood St.Lexington, MA 02420-9108(781) 981-5500  View more

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NetBackup

Is anyone deploying the Veritas NetBackup client via Casper? If so, what'syour process?The installer is an interactive script, and before I tackle it, I want tosee if any of you fine folks have found a solution already. Thanks,Miles  View more

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Any reason not to deploy Apple packages from JSS?

Hey all,I'm having trouble getting my 10.4 clients to see updates on my 10.5.5Software Update Server. While I try to work this out with Apple support, Iwas thinking of downloading the Apple packages, adding them too the JSS anddeploying them that way...  View more

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JSS web interface

Is there any way to use a different certificate for the JSS web interface? I've got a certificate signed by our CA on the OS X Server box hosting the JSS, but I don't know how to apply it to JSS's web instance. Thanks! j--Jared NicholsISD Infrastruct...  View more

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Restricting Local Printer Rights

Hi Gang, I'm finding I'm not expert when it comes to printing on the Macs, so Ifigured I try and save some time and ping the vast wealth of knowledge onthis list. To put it simply...what's the easiest way to limit who can print to a localUSB printer ...  View more

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10.5.5 SUS hitting a brick wall

Hey all,Sorry if this is slightly off-topic, but is anyone having difficulties withSoftware Update Server under 10.5.5? I the service is running, I can ping the SUS, the index.sucatalog file is inthe /usr/share/swupd/html/ directory, and the permissi...  View more

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Error with Netboot

I'm trying to setup netboot to reload a few hundred eMacs we have that are currently running 10.3.9Everything seems to go okay until Casper Imaging gets to the "reading autorun data" and then errors outwith Casper could not find the target disk: Mach...  View more

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Strange happenings with scripts

Has anyone else run into issues when serving scripts through policies overhttp? IT seems that most of my scripts, or at least AppleScripts, that runas part of policies in Casper are not executing properly when they arepulled down via http. I am still...  View more

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JSS utility bug

Has anyone else noticed JSS Utility maxing out your computer's CPU afterrunning for a couple of minutes? Maybe its just my configuration, but itwill do it on 2 different computers. Also, the recreate symbolic link button doesn't seem to actually doan...  View more

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Error NetBooting

Hit a snag while trying to reconfigure our NetBoot procedure today and washoping someone has seen this before.. Currently we have been making our NetBoot images using Mac OS X Server toolsand the booting of client machines has been working fine. Howe...  View more

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video of our dual boot management

So, I know a lot of you probably had read a past email about us managing a dual boot image in OS X and allowing managed users to dual boot between OS X and Windows XP professional while keeping the machine completely managed. We couldn't have done it...  View more

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Sus not working

Check the plist being hosted by the web directory. See if the fqdn matches. You might need to do a changeipaddress command.--sent via a blackberry  View more

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software update server, what I am doing wrong?

So, I have a SUS set up with static IP and FQDN, and it resolves and I made it part of the open directory. In WGM I assigned all groups to the SUS, by IP and when I run software update it shows it connecting to the IP of the server but says no update...  View more

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Adobe Air

Hi, I have made an image to install Adobe Air and that seemed to work well. The problem is, the Macs won't see it. I have an application, but it looks like a terminal window. If I do double click it will ask me which app to run it with. How can I ins...  View more

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Aperture2

Having difficulties creating a package for Aperture2.I found out from Apple that the software looks to the MAC address forindividual serialization. I have a volume license and would like to be ableto deploy this without having to serialize each machi...  View more

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NetInstalls for new, out-of-the-box systems?

We're just getting ready for our Jump Start with JAMF next week and puttingtogether a lab of a couple of dozen new Intel iMacs. We're having troublewith the NetBoot process. We have had the image on the Casper server and alocal distribution point. Bu...  View more

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