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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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Screen Sharing

Off the Casper topic, but what the hey, you folks are smart... I'm using Screen Sharing in Leopard to admin servers when I need to use the GUI. The server is in Active Directory, and I have a group in our AD that can admin the server. AD users in tha...  View more

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Errors during imaging

We just rolled out Casper to another one of our remote offices. We arehaving issues imaging computers. Some of the packages fail to install. Itusually is a different package each time. I have make sure all permissionsare correct. I even recopied all ...  View more

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weird JSS issue with TomCat

So, we had our Winter break in December and I decided not to work for 15 days in a row. I come back from my vacation and the JSS has never been the same since I got back. Whenever I try to use casper remote or casper imaging off a netboot server and ...  View more

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CS3 serial number

Ok I am not upgrading to CS4 until a newer version of casper is released since I am having issues with the image creation of CS4. I am reinstalling and creating a package for CS3. It seems to work well to use Caspers installer mechanism with the exce...  View more

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Maintenance

Hi All- I'm in the process of getting Casper ready for primetime here. I've got just about everything nailed down, software updates, Self Service distribution etc. One question for everyone: what scripts/maintenance do you find yourself doing either ...  View more

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Request for testimonials

Hi, I have recently proposed to our IT department that we purchase the Casper suite and have received a preliminary approval from the powers that be. Before they finally commit the funds for the purchase they asked me to solicit some testimonials for...  View more

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Automate configuring of Entourage

Do any of you have any experience automating the configuration of Entourage?I have found an AppleScript that will do some of it, but it isn't truly hands-off and requires some end user interaction.I'm just looking for some info/insight on this and wh...  View more

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Keychain addition during imaging

Hey all, Is there a way to add an entry to the Keychain during imaging with a script? Basically, I'd like to use one base image, but insert one of a few scripts somewhere that will add the client to a specified wireless SSID. Possible, or does the SS...  View more

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Scripts for Disabling Updates: Apple, Adobe, Microsoft

For everyone who wants an easy way to turn off automatic updates, here is a link to download a tested script that disables: - Apple Software Update - Adobe CS3/CS4 Updater - Microsoft Office 2004/2008 AutoUpdate http://www.makemacwork.com/disable-aut...  View more

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Smart Group update times

Hey All- Does anyone know how long it takes smart groups to update their membership? I have created one based on a dummy package and when I install it on a machine and then update recon it doesn't seem to be added to the group. I've just done it and ...  View more

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drop box group

Everyone I have had a drop box account for a while now at www.getdropbox.com. I was thinking it would be cool if we maybe signed up and started a Macintosh System's Administrator group. Instead of emailing scripts, configs, and documents to each othe...  View more

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Defaults write set software update interval

Hi- What's the best way to set the software update interval (daily/monthly/weekly) with defaults write? Basically, I want to ensure machines are checking in weekly with our internal update server. Thanks j--Jared NicholsISD Infrastructure and Operati...  View more

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adobe plugins inventory in Casper

Greetings everyone, We have a need to be able to inventory after effects plugins via Casper.I am new to this program and was wondering if anyone had experience inthis area And could recommend a way to go to a Casper client and probe it forserial and ...  View more

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Master Image Creation Checklist

I am updating my documentation on master image creation. Just wonderingwhat others are doing to customize their master image. Such as:Turning of external accounts,Setting time machine to not offer new disks for backupDeleting networkinterfaces plist ...  View more

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Policy to Disable Automatic Updates?

Hi, this is my first post to the Casper list. I'm hoping someone else has already got an easy answer documented. We want a series of policies that disables/turns-off automatic updates for: - Apple Software Update- Microsoft Office (2004 and 2008)- Ad...  View more

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Flushing User Caches

Good day to all! I'm looking to find a script/policy/action that would on a user login flush the user's cache folder. Specifically I'd like to dump the Safari cache, but I'll settle for flushing the entire cache folder. I'd like to do it on login rat...  View more

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Feature request Maybe

Hello there, I was wondering if anyone knew of a good way to grab down informationthat would normally be found in the System Profiler. For example, with the growing list of possible bad hard drives fromSeagate and other companies I'd love to be able ...  View more

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privilages for accounts in the JSS

Hi Guys, I need to create a JSS user who can image computers but i dont want to give it any more privileges than needed, can you tell me what privileges I need to grant a user so they can image a mac via casper imaging from the client but dont need t...  View more

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imaging problem and recon

Hi All, I am trying to image a new imac and after imaging it doesnt get added to the JSS. The imaging log list the computer as Computer Deleted (ID: -1) When i run jamf recon on the local box it come back with bad username and password The image hasn...  View more

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Spam: Upgrading Casper

Personal recommendation from what we saw in our environment. Do notjust run the updates. Back up your JSS and wipe the server clean, Iprefer to zero the drives but that might just be me. Do a cleaninstall of the server, do an install of the Casper Su...  View more

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Upgrading Casper

I like to upgrade Casper from 5.13 to 6.01. Our JSS server is running on10.4.11 which I would also like to upgrade at some point. Wanted to see ifany of you on the list has any recommendations on which to upgrade firstbased on your experiences? My ma...  View more

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one of those days, can't remember syntax

of dscl to remove someone from a group I thought it was sudo dscl . delete /Groups/admin GroupMembership That returns an error Thomas LarkinTIS DepartmentKCKPS USD500tlarki at kckps.orgblackberry: 913-449-7589office: 913-627-0351  View more

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GSX integration behind a proxy

Sooo is anyone using the GSX integration behind a proxy? When we tryto mass edit or anything within the GSX portion of the JSS we get this org.apache.jasper.JasperException: An exception occurred processing JSPpage /WEB-INF/jsp/massEditWarranty.jsp a...  View more

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Can't drag items on desktop.

Hey all- I just imaged a machine with our standard build. There's nothing unusual about it. After the image I installed CS4 Design suite and Quark 8 from DVD. Now, for some reason, whenever the user logs in the items on her desktop are un-draggable. ...  View more

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Quickadd Failing

Hi all, I am seeing an issue with my quickadd.pkg failing to run a "post- flight script" on some machines. It is not adding the machine to my JSS and I have repaired permissions and run it again with the same result. Any ideas? Ron PrueTechnical Serv...  View more

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disable ad hoc networking

I am looking at just disabling the ability to create an ad hoc network. A simple look at the given command line tools says I can't do this. So, now I am venturing into the real of editing a plist to disable that function. Any pointers or suggestions?...  View more

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Remotely configure Directory Utility

Is there any way out there to remotely configure LDAPv3 plugin for server search paths?So far, the only way that may be possible that I can see is to push out .plist files with directory info to /Library/Preferences/DirectoryService Thanks in advance...  View more

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Search and destroy apps

Hi all,I have another script to share. In more than one environment I've workedwith, users were not allowed to store or run apps in/from their homefolders. Policies were made clear that any apps in one's home folder wereconsidered a policy violation,...  View more

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