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What's new in the Jamf Pro 10.35 Release

Good morning Jamf Nation! Today we released Jamf Pro 10.35 which includes support for user deferrals for macOS Software Updates, cloud identity provider page enhancements and Bearer Authentication for Classic API. Jamf Pro Security IssuesJamf provide...  View more

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Third-Party Security Issue

Update 12/28On December 9, 2021, a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) was identified in the log4j library (https://www.lunasec.io/docs/blog/log4j-zero-day/). The log4j project released version 2.15 to address this issue. New i...  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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InstaDMG & Casper postmortem

Hi all, I thought I'd share some thoughts after exploring InstaDMG. I assume thatthose of you who are familiar with both Casper and InstaDMG will probablyagree, the two tools have a certain similarity in approach to the problem ofimaging. There was s...  View more

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Remote Control

Maybe a dumb question...Is there anyway a client can either be prompted to accept remote desktop or to see that someone is viewing/controlling them? I thought the Apple binoculars would reflect this but it doesn't appear to... j--Jared NicholsISD Inf...  View more

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Netboot and casper

Ok I did this in the past and for the life of me I cannot remember how. I am trying to create a netboot image. It will then autolaunch the Casper Imaging tool by placing it in my startup items of the netboot image. I got it all worked out up until......  View more

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Casper and One to One

Hello Everyone, I am going to throw this question out here and see if anyone isinterested. I work for a small K-12 school district in Park City, Utah. Weare looking at doing a one to one project starting in a year. We currentlyuse Casper for our lapt...  View more

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[Feature request] jamf mount -fileserver

I'm writing a simple script to use the silent install switch with Adobe CS4and would prefer to run the Setup application from a disk image on a server. We have about a dozen servers in as many locations and I'd like the scriptto be smart enough to co...  View more

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How to make PKG run at reboot

I was under the impression that if I put a pkg installer in a config that it would run at reboot but apparently I'm wrong about that. Does anyone know of a way to do this. I know I can create a custom trigger and a policy that will do the install, bu...  View more

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Computer Report

Hi all, I am trying to audit of all of my machines to gather MAC addresses for both ethernet and airport. So far I can only seem to pull ethernet addresses in my reports. I figure I must be missing something. Any ideas? Ron PrueTechnical ServicesNoah...  View more

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Offsite backup for Macs

Hi All, I was wondering if you all could suggest a good off-site backup solution forMacs. Are any of you using an off-site solution? Have a great Thanksgiving! Thanks, Gary -- Gary CollierIT AnalystQuestex Media GroupSanta Ana, CA714-338-6762 www.que...  View more

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CasperShare permissions

Hi- What are the proper permissions for the CasperShare? I'm getting the attached error and want to set them straight.Thanks!--Jared NicholsISD Infrastructure and Operations - Desktop EngineeringMIT Lincoln Laboratory244 Wood St.Lexington, MA 02420-9...  View more

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Script help

Hi- What's the best way to have a machine report its DAT anti-virus level? We use McAfee VirusScan 8.6.1, which stores its dats in /usr/local/vscanx/dats All I really need is an "ls" on that folder as the folders contained within "dats" are the dat l...  View more

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Printer installs

Hi- I made printer installations self-serviceable and it looks all well and good, but it's taking FOREVER to install a printer...I've tried it on 3 machines and I finally give up after 10 minutes. I figure I must be doing something wrong...--Jared Ni...  View more

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Casper Admin Configs

Is there a way to make a configuration "inactive"?? I want to keep a configuration but not allow any one to use, in fact I dont even want it showing up in the Casper Imaging app. Any bright ideas?? *Please note my phone numbers and email address have...  View more

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Packaging an account

Hey all,Since Leopard uses flat files for accounts, I was wondering if anyone hashad any luck in creating accounts on Leopard boxes via a package or script. I'd be eager to see what anyone might be doing with this. -Miles  View more

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Package Receipts

Hi- What exactly does Casper look for in regard to receipts? Should it list everything that's in /Library/Receipts? I have one machine in particular, I wanted to check if a piece of software was installed (our own internal package that just modifies ...  View more

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Permission problems when using FUT

Hey Guys When I deploy settings for the user specifically (system preference settingseg screensaver etc) and the machine is at the login screen. The preferencefiles will be added to the users preference folder but all the permissionsare wrong, the se...  View more

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Smart static groups

Is there a way to have a "static smart group?" Basically, I'm looking for a blend of a static and smart group. I have a group of 10 machines or so that I'm calling my "beta testing" group so I can try deployments and management out on them. I'd like ...  View more

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Script keeps deleting

Hi All- I have a script that I run for post-Office installation set in my office self service policy. Every few days, when I open Casper Admin, it's been deleted and appears in red "missing." If I go to the CasperShare mount in the scripts folder, su...  View more

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