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Jamf Pro 10.39.1 Now Available

Hello Jamf Nation,Today we are releasing Jamf Pro 10.39.1. To learn more about this release and the product issues it addresses, please read the Jamf Pro 10.39.1 release notes here. Cloud Upgrade ScheduleYour Jamf Pro server, including any free sandb...  View more

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Jamf Pro 10.40.0 Beta is Now Available!

Hey Jamf Nation,We're pleased to announce Jamf Pro 10.40, which has a huge amount of enhancements and fixes we think you're going to love! Deployment status is now viewable for App Installers, removing the need to create a patch report. Additionally,...  View more

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Network Settings on Standard Images

Hello all, I am wondering if someone has a proven, rock star, strategy forcreating base Leopard OS images for laptops vs. desktops in regards tonetworking settings, Airport, modems, etc. All of our desktop machines are connected via Ethernet and none...  View more

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Adobe Updates

Okay, this may have been covered in the list already, but since I just started "watching" in April, I haven't seen it. I wanted to find out how everyone is handling Adobe updates to the CS3 suite. Specifically, how are you figuring out what Adobe upd...  View more

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What sort of policies are you using?

Hey all, I'd like to start a thread about the types of tasks we're accomplishing using the Casper policy engine so we can hopefully get some time saving ideas from each other. I have policies that do the following; - pmset script to wake at 8pm (scop...  View more

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Shockwave and Rosetta - still need a command

The application misbehaves with Shockwave 11, and the Shockwave XTRA plugin (a plugin to a plugin?) that allows printing from Shockwave either does not work with Shockwave 11, or does not work without rosetta enabled. Either way, it doesn't work. For...  View more

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leopard migration

So, summer projects here....and you guessed it we are migrating toLeopard (well i guess the subject of the email tipped you off). here is what I have to do with my co-workers over the summer Upgrade about 20 Xserves to 10.5 as well as 5,600 to 5,800 ...  View more

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In Regards to Shockwave and Rosetta

Did you know that Shockwave was updated recently for Intel ? http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/ http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do? externalId=82216d24&sliceId=1 It's version 11. Roger Corbin  View more

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Active Directory Bind problem

We are just starting to use Casper in production and have found that theAD Bind adds the domain to the contacts tab and in Leopard allows users tosee all the directory information of all students and faculty. Doesanyone know how I can remove the doma...  View more

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Flash 9 issues

Ok... We have been working on creating a Flash 9 Universal Binary packagefrom Adobe. I have manually created the package as well as used Casper'spre-built packages but users still get prompted to install Flash 9 whilebrowsing. I have manually verifie...  View more

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SMART status question

Wondering why several computers are reported as being added to or removedfrom SMART status on a daily basis. I don't see any patterns - sometimesit's the same computer being added/removed with no specific time periodbetween modifications and sometime...  View more

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Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh

Anyone using SAV Symantec Anti Virus corporate version We are using Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh and it is a pain.Does anyone have a way to Kill it and use Casper to insure clients are up todate. ThanksRicky  View more

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Office 2008 file format script

Hello all, I just thought I'd share a script I put together to set Office 2008 apps tosave their files in .doc, .xls and .ppt file formats. In our organization,the Windows environment is not yet using Office 2007, and we don't know whatour external p...  View more

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Script won't run at login

Hi, I have a script that won't run on login. I get the log below. The script is on the server and will run if I send it out via Casper. I am running 5.13, but it seems that jamf is not updated until the second login. The script still fails to run the...  View more

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Office 2004

I was wondering if anyone else has had any problems with the Font Menuperformance at startup? We have tried everything we can think of toeliminate it and it is always there. We did discover that if there areany local users on the machine they open co...  View more

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creating new leopard image

Creating a new leopard image since it seems we may be migrating overthis summer. Any tips on how you configured you images to use with Casper? I alreadycreated a hidden admin account for the casper ssh sessions. Any tips or caveats or known issues I ...  View more

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Feature Request: Casper JSS

Evening, It took Tom's email to trigger my memory to ask for this little featurerelated to inventory. Thanks Tom! I would like the ability to 'LOCK-IN' the name of a computer after it hasbeen imaged, meaning that the only time you can modify what the...  View more

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New 10.5 MacBook Pros and MacPros

Which is best for building the master image off of? Both are shipping withdifferent flavors of 10.5. Rich Rich Dagel | Senior Technology Specialist | Landor Associates |1001 Front St. | S.F., CA. 94111 | 415 365 3933 | www.landor.com  View more

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Leopard Core OS build

Hello all, I think it would be beneficial for us all to share what we feel needs to bedone to the core OS image for Leopard and why. I'll start. Install on newest hardware in production, in my case MacBookPro4,1 ­ long accepted best practice, gives m...  View more

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Exporting/Importing JSS Database

Our JSS server was used for some testing prior to the Casper installation atour site, and has a custom-rolled installation of MySQL (leaving theoriginal installation intact). When Casper was installed this compiled MySQLwas used rather than the baked...  View more

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Final Cut Studio 2 best practices

Hello all, I'm wondering if anyone who has had success deploying Final Cut Studio 2 viaCasper would share their experiences. I'd like to get this packaged and on the JSS, but I know FCP hashistorically been a pain in the enterprise. Of course, we hav...  View more

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Cosmetics

I'm wondering if it would help anyone else to have submenus of the configuration type in Casper local. Example and reason: I have different regions that I'm supporting and I would like it if I could have cities for the base configs and then the depar...  View more

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Migration

Hi, We are about to roll out Leopard to all our machines. We have been doing testing and no issues. What is time consuming is the fact that after we netboot we will have to manually add the new accounts into Casper for the install. Is their anyway I ...  View more

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Changing wireless settings across a number of systems

We've got a test lab of systems that I'm trying to change the wireless settings on. We are changing from a problematic PEAP setup to a PSK environment. Systems are configured with Parental controls and Simple Finder. They are unable to change anythin...  View more

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Upgrading MySQL

Has anyone performed an upgrade of MySQL from 4.1.22 to 5 with the JSS yet?I am thinking of doing so in hopes that some of the issues I am having withthe database will go away but I thought I would check and see if anyone elsehas done it first and ha...  View more

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System Information Tool

Hello All, I am looking for a tool that I can display system information either on thedesktop, menu bar, or a widget. The purpose of this would be a way to talkan end user on the phone to a single click location to give information likeIP, machine na...  View more

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Using a script to deploy a restore partition

Hello all, In the interest of promoting 'no-touch deploys', here is a script that I runas a 'before' script to deploy a Restore partition when imaging new machineswith Casper. This runs and has been tested in 10.5.2. Even if you are running Tiger iny...  View more

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Leopard

How can I leverage netboot and casper to upgrade my people to leopard? Andkeep their user profile ad binding etc intact? Netboot and then create a dmg of a leopard disk? Expand it. Do an osupgrade? I don't want to do a rip and riimage. Anyone manage ...  View more

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Reboot after an update

Hi All, I have had a number of users accidently click on the return key when the dialog box pop-up after an OS update and the user never sees it. Then they suddenly get rebooted and call me :) Does anyone have a better solution to this or is there a ...  View more

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Smart Computer Groups

I'm using Smart Computer Groups based on Departments. I find when I change a mac to a new department in the JSS, my Smart Computer Group updates immediately. When we run Recon from a mac and change the departments, the JSS reflects the change but the...  View more

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modifying scripts

Hello all, I have many building level scripts that I am writing and making changesto them as need be. If I modify an existing script in the casper masterserver, does anyone know if it will sync all changes down to each sharepoint? Thanks, Thomas Lark...  View more

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