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Jamf Pro 11.4.0 Beta is now available

Hello Jamf Nation! This release is in support of the Apple Spring release. We have several exciting new features including beta MDM support for Apple Vision Pro, Self Service initial app detection, Support Digital Market Act app restriction, and more...  View more

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Check for Open Firmware

Is there a way to check if Open Firmware is enabled on managed machines? Jeffrey A. StraussDepartment of Educational TechnologySystems AdministratorLoyola High School of Los Angeles1901 Venice Blvd.Los Angeles, Ca 90006(213) 381-5121 x265 Please cons...  View more

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restricted software

So, I am just now getting around to updating some restricted software through Casper. I want it to kill and delete skype. Before I was using the find command and a script but I think that flooded my database with a bunch of jibberish in the log files...  View more

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Unable to uninstall package

I have a package (dmg) I want to uninstall on a few computers. I haveindexed the package but the option to uninstall still dose not show up. Ihave tried reindexing and saving the file but have not had any luck. Rich DagelSenior Technology Specialist ...  View more

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Running script as current user

Hi- Is there a way to run a script as the currently logged in user instead of root? What I want to do is have the software update background check run, do the auto download and then prompt the user that updates are ready for install. I can do this wi...  View more

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Sophos AV install question

Hi, I am in the process of building packages to use with our brand spanking new Casper Suite. I have run into a couple of problems but I'm going to post them one at a time and try and get some feedback on them individually.We use Sophos AV and I have...  View more

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Trolling the Logs

Greetings. Feel free to scroll down to my (somewhat generic) question that comes after a bunch of specific pre-amble. We (still) have an issue where students are unable to authenticate, which does not seem to be tied to which machine they are using o...  View more

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Battery Capacity?

Hello, 2 Questions: 1) In JSS, for each computer, there is a entry called "Battery Capacity" -- what exactly is this? It shows any where from 98% - 109% 2) Is there anywhere that it collects "Cycle count" for the installed battery? Thanks----------Br...  View more

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Deploying .app packages

Hey All- I received a package from a developer but it was saved as a .appfile. Can Casper deploy .app files? Has anyone tried this? Thxjon -- Jonathan H. Smith | Sr. Systems Engineer | Genentech | office: 650-225-4968| mobile: 650-302-6985 | smith.jo...  View more

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Imaging Problems - Permissions

Hi All, First of all, my apologies if this has previously been discussed in the casper-request forum, however I've searched though a year or so worth of emails and haven't found the topic raised. This is probably nothing more than me missing a simple...  View more

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 6

Hey Casper listers... I am new to Casper (we just bought and installed a couple weeks ago) and I am having difficulty with Photoshop Elements. If I use the "Adobe" method in Casper Admin, I add the dmg and go to the 'options tab' and select "this is ...  View more

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possible to image with no JSS?

I think this has been covered before, but is there a way to netboot and image with out the server being able to connect to the JSS? Just curious... Thanks  View more

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Smart group by boot volume name?

Is there any way to create a group by boot volume name? In the inventory details it displays the name, but I don't see where I can add it for a smart group. Jeffrey A. StraussDepartment of Educational TechnologySystems AdministratorLoyola High School...  View more

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Network users can't access Documents

In testing the final steps before imaging 700 Macs, I found that my test users can't access their own Documents folder. It gives an "insufficient access privileges" error. They're pretty heavily managed with WGM, but I hadn't noticed this problem dur...  View more

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time bomb accounts - exchange program

Greetings. This only peripherally addresses your question, and goes against what you said about re-assigning computers, but I thought you'd find it interesting as a different approach. The idea was synthesized from two facts: 1) the techs didn't like...  View more

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time bomb accounts on a smart group

So, the last two years of our 1:1 has been fun. There is one problem that I have though that takes up a lot of my time and there is no good solution. That is when I give out a spare laptop to a user while theirs is in for repair. These laptops are in...  View more

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10.4 vs 10.5 server for test environment

Hi- I'm going to be setting up a test environment on a second xserve. Basically, another JSS. 2 questions about this: The hardware I have available has 10.4 server on it. Is there that much of a difference, that I should go with the cost of upgrading...  View more

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Self Service network port

Hi- I was looking over this article:http://www.jamfsoftware.com/kb/article.php?id=034 I noticed that it doesn't mention specifically what port Self Service uses to communicate with the JSS. I'm assuming that since it's using HTTP rendering for most o...  View more

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KVMs

Sorry for the off-topic post, but I figured that this is a group that wouldhave some information and opinions on the subject.I have inherited some aging data centers, and I'm trying to update them. Doyou have a brand/model of rackmount, Xserve friend...  View more

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Uninstalling jamf from host

We are currently having some issues with host systems (intel running 10.5.6) that are freezing when casper runs inventory or other ongoing policies. Looking at the log we see: Feb 17 17:00:00 mac1064 com.apple.launchd[1](com.jamfsoftware.task.enforce...  View more

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Creating Boot Camp Installer via Casper

I am currently trying to setup a BootCamp install configuration withinCasper, so I can easily deploy Windows in a dual boot config on ourMacs.. I have been reading through the Resource Kit, and it's not looking alltoo bad, however I do have a few que...  View more

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deploying ARD Admin

We have had our fair share of problems with ARD admin. I have written a script that completely removes all components of ARD admin. I also find a nice little app that will copy all your saved files and preferences of ARD admin. So you can set up ARD ...  View more

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Prohibit copying from /Applications

Hi y'all, I've been racking my brain for the past couple days on this one. At my site we issue each student a 4 gig flash drive, and a problem I'm having is that students are copying apps out of the /Application folder (and other folders) and onto th...  View more

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Finding computers managed by a certain account

We have some computers in our JSS that got Recon'ed by a specific LDAPuser who is no longer here. Is there anyway to identify all computersthat are not managed by a certain account? When I search inventory I onlyhave the option to see if the computer...  View more

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Setting default user items

I have a task that appears to be answered by Composer (or it should be) where I need to set the default web browser and home page for the end users at our location. I configure my local admin account as I want it then launch Composer. There is a tab ...  View more

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Timing logins and applicaion startup

Greetings. At my site, we are experiencing a maddening issue wherein 1) sometimes (network/mobile) users are unable to log in (or, they log in but can't access their home folder, or, logging in is really slow), and 2) Office 2008 applications crash. ...  View more

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imaging Macs

Hi All, what I recon Casper could do with is a EFI Pre-Boot Environment Application, then there would be no need to boot from a network or from an external drive, An EFI Casper Imaging Application could allow you to image the mac from the EFI. And as...  View more

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user defaults

If you have a .plist file that is treed-out...multiple levels, what is the syntax for modifying a value on a sub-level? Lets say that it is structured as so: Root- Dictionary 1- Dictionary 2 - Array 1 - Item 1 - Item 2 defaults write somepreffile -di...  View more

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CasperVNC

Hi All, I'm having problems with Casper VNC, i can observe or control a computer using Casper VNC. however when i close the window and Casper remote says it is Stopping the VNC server on the client, Casper remote halts, it gets the spinning ball and ...  View more

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local drive imaging

is anyone imaging machines with a local drive?? i've tried syncing a few times to an external fw drive and can't seem to get casper remote to recognize the data correctly. casper admin seems just fine but casper remote sees most of the packages as un...  View more

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