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Jamf Pro 11.5.0 Beta is Now Available

Hello Jamf Nation!We have several exciting new features including new Login functionality, Managed Software Updates enhancements, Packages page redesign, and more! You can find more information in the release notes when you enroll.Starting with the J...  View more

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10.7.5 VPN Shared Secret Gone

Having an issue after upgrading clients to 10.7.5 where the Shared Secret is being wiped from the Cisco IPSec VPN. Has anyone else seen this? It appears that setting up a new VPN on a 10.7.5 machine will not save the Shared Secret and upgrading 10.7....  View more

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Netboot - Cant Unmount disk

Since Lion (now on ML 10.8.2) when I try to do a diskutil eraseVolume on the local disk, i can wipe the recovery partition, but when I go to do the main drive it returns can't unount disk. From there I reboot the system and try the main partition aga...  View more

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Rename Macintosh HD

OK, our school recently bought 1850 macbook airs. We had a company image them I was told by the company that because their imaging software would conflict if my os partition was named Macintosh HD I had to rename my os partition to something else, so...  View more

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RUM vs AAMEE Update Package

Hi all, We're looking @ creating an Update workflow for our clients. The basic idea is that we'd cache updates (from the JSS & our ASUS's). When updates are found to be cached, users are nagged to logout & then @ logout the update are installed. Anyw...  View more

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off topic Spotify Applescript

I got a bit bored on leave and created this. Replace the http url to your spotify playlist and save it as a run only application. With this and setting my mac to auto power on after a power outage i can automatically have tubea playing when i get in ...  View more

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Set default mail app? (take 2)

Hi All, On my 10.8 image, i'd like to change the default mail client from Mail to Outlook.. so far without much luck (original post was here: https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/discussion.html?id=4085). I've tried the below MCX, but this doesn't see...  View more

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JNUC Run Club 5K

Last year there was some interest in doing something active during the JNUC, and a few of us thought a group run might be fun. This won't be an official JAMF event, just a group of sysadmins going for a morning run! Route: There's a loop that's a lit...  View more

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Update Image?

I created a new .DMG file. I am on a Mac but it is a workstation (not the JAMF server). From the JAMF web page on my Mac can I import this .dmg file into the JAMF server?  View more

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how do you see the table columns in mysql?

A user on this site named donmontalvo turned me onto this way to access the MySQL DB. $ mysql -u jamfsoftware -pEnter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or g.Your MySQL connection id is 11478Server version: 5.0.92-log Source ...  View more

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Is Blocking Particular SSID Possible?

Hello everyone, We have a specific situation where we want to block access to Guest network for our users, completely. We want them to use our more secure network, even for things such as internet access. Does anyone know of a good way to block acces...  View more

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Convert flat package

hi guys does anyone know how to convert flat packages? i want to start using them but may need to see contents of the pkg in the future for dev reasons. i think i saw a thread on here about it but i cant find it.  View more

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Screen Saver management in Mountain Lion.

I apologize if I'm missing something obvious here, but I'm just digging into configuration profiles to replace managed preferences on 10.8 clients. Is there a way to create a configuration profile that manages the screen saver for users? There does n...  View more

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Creating a hyperlink in the dock

This isn't exactly a JSS issue, but I figure this is about the best best to get a decent answer. We are using a learning suite for the district through Scholastic, and recently, that suite has stopped working in Chrome. We figured out that it has som...  View more

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Printers via SS / Policy / Remote

I'm trying to deploy some printers, and I set them up in CUPS, uploaded to casper admin, then pushed to a test box. The printers show as ready, but when a user goes to print it says no driver is installed. So I pushed the driver pkg files down, delet...  View more

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Restrict printing by AD security group membership

Is it possible to restrict printing to a particular printer using AD security groups without adding them to a Windows printer server? I've been experimenting with CUPS allow groups, but have thus far been unsuccessful in restricting print access. In ...  View more

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Unlocking Preference Panes For Non-Admin Users

Greetings I manage OSX clients (mostly Lion and now Mountain Lion) in a mixed environment, all OSX clients bound to Active Directory and and default users do not have Admin rights to OSX. I wanted to allow users to turn proxy settings on and off, cha...  View more

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installPKGfromDMG.sh from November 2011 Resource Kit

Hello, If you attempt to use the installPKGfromDMG.sh script from November 2011 Resource Kit and follow the inline directions, the install will fail. In the InstallPKGfromDMG.sh (Kit>All Tools>Adobe), the procedure in the comments states: 11. Enter t...  View more

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Need Expert Advice (Java Updates)

Hello All,Java updates for OS versions later than 10.6 do not come from Apple anymore. Is it true?Is Apple announced about two years ago that they were discontinuing maintenance?Oracle is handling the Java releases for 10.7 and later. Is it True.?As ...  View more

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AAMEE 3.1 and Update Installers

Hey Everyone, Has anyone been able to successfully build an update package for CS 6 using AAMEE 3.1? I have tried a couple of ways and each time it fails during the installation. Without it, how do we get updates deployed to our systems? Manually try...  View more

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Acrobat 11...deployment to CS6 users

Acrobat 11 was just released, and deploying it will pose some challenges: (1) CS6 users will need to wait for CS6.1 (?) since the bundled copy of Acrobat cannot itself be updated, only the entire suite can be updated (one serial number is used across...  View more

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Use existing wildcard cert for JSS

Has anybody had any luck getting this to work? If I already have the certificate installed on my OS X server, can I just point Tomcat to it? I spent all day on the phone yesterday w/ JAMF and RapidSSL and couldn't get it working.  View more

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10.7 Config Profile Not Distributing

Hey all, I have an 802.1x profile going out to our 384 Lion managed clients. Unfortunately when making a change (the only way, it seems, to see how many computers a profile has gone out to) it says that there are only 225 clients that have this profi...  View more

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Customize MySQL Reports

I know Jamf/Casper uses MySQL on the backend for Casper. On our Casper Admin machine I don't see any GUI to access MySQL. I want to see the Tables/Views so I can write custom SQL statements. Where is this done?  View more

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InstallOSX tool and Mountian Lion

I've been using Neagle's great tool "InstallOSXpkg" to deploy Lion and have now begun testing with Mountain Lion. That tool is introduced here: http://managingosx.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/son-of-installlion-pkg/ The problem: I can't get the right pol...  View more

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FileVault 2 Policy

My policy is set to be triggered at login, however it doesn't appear to prompt the user until logoff or shutdown. Is this a known bug?  View more

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