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Jamf Pro 11.8.0 Beta is now available!

Hello Jamf Nation! The Jamf Pro 11.8.0 Beta Release features a number of exciting improvements and enhancements for managing your Apple devices. Starting with 11.8.0, Jamf Pro admins will be able to set a minimum OS for MacBooks, iPhones, and iPads t...  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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Request for feature

I would like email notification for smart groups based on date e.g. Lastcontact time more than X days. Currently computers based on dates cannotsend email notifications. John BrennerMerrill CorporationIOG IT651-632-4072  View more

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netboot image holding authentication

Hey there, I updated the netboot images today with the new casper suite.One problem, my PPC one works great, however the Intel one for somereason is not asking us to authenticate anymore, its just loading intocasper. I tried replacing the folder agai...  View more

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10.5.2 and Composer 5.11

Has anyone else had issues with 10.5.2 and Composer 5.11? Every time I tryto create a .pkg file from a DMG image (through the conversion process) Iget a 'Exception of class NilObjectException that was not handled' error andthen composer quits. This o...  View more

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Casper and Netrestore

Are there anybody who has an idea of which frameworks casper uses?I would like to add the casper app to the tools menu in Netrestore, butCasper will not start on the startupimage from netrestore, i know thats itis becource some frameworks in the syst...  View more

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Imaging from Restore Partition

Hello all, Wondering if anyone on the list utilizes a restore partition for imagingtheir machines. If so, dose Casper prompt you that you are running out ofdisk space during imaging? If so, is there a way to prevent getting thismessage? If not, any w...  View more

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Application packages for Leopard

Curious to see who in this list has deployed Leopard and whether you areusing packages created in Tiger or have you re-packaged them in Leopard. Anyother thoughts are more than welcome regarding this. Thanx,Cyrus  View more

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Imaging Issues with new Intel Mac Books

Just wondering if anyone else out there has been having troubles withimaging the new Intel Mac Books with Leopard 10.5.2 using Casper?? Computer Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4, with the X3100 graphics card (NewestMac Book) The issue we are having with t...  View more

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inventory and helpdesk ticket system suggestions

OK Our current inventory is kind of a mess and to be honest I don't havetime to really keep up with inventory like I should. However, Casperhas a nice built in inventory system which I would like to takeadvantage of. However, I am not quite sure how ...  View more

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disable Dashboard on lab computers

Hello - Is there a way to use one of the Casper tools to disable Dashboard on labmachines (all Macs running 10.4.11)? I've tried doing this via ARD (3.2) using these commands: defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES;killall Dock ...  View more

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8 core MacPro

Anyone having issues running 10.4.11 on the new 8 core 3.2 Mac Pro's TIA_matt --------------------------------------------------------  View more

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hdiutil error

Hi, I am getting a hdiutil error until 10.5.2. I can make a dmg from disk utility. I have rebuilt the permissions and reinstalled the 10.5.2 combo updater. Any ideas as to what causes this? Best wishes Michael  View more

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Linotype Font Explorer

Hi, We are thinking of moving to Linotype Font Explorer and using Casper to roll out new database files when we add new fonts. Has anyone any experience in using Font Explorer and Casper in this way? Cheers Michael  View more

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Add to keychain file

Hello,Does anyone know how to build a package or script that will edit allusers keychain file. We are starting to use a wireless network whichconsists of WPA and a RADIUS server. I need to add a certificate anduser authentication to everyone's key ch...  View more

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Regret spam but looking for freelancer in NYC

Do you know of a desk side Mac only freelancer in NYC looking for work.Casper plus.. Regret spam this list but need someone for Tuesday if possible. This may endup being long term freelance position for person.Thank you-- Enrique "Ricky" SilbergIT Di...  View more

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jamf binary question

Is it possible to see what Jamf binary is doing with the under the hoodUnix? Like for example if i write a script using the Jamf binary toaccomplish a task, is there a way to see exactly what unix commands itis using to do so? I would like to see how...  View more

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yet another feature request....haha sorry

OK, So, now I am looking to update our Tiger image. We have newtechnologies and settings in place which require a freshly imagedmachine to run like 10 updates to bring it up to par. So, I am lookingat creating a new master image but have run into a s...  View more

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Very weird download from the JSS server

So, today I was trying to log into the JSS server to view some policylogs, and when I typed in the manual URL for our JSS server it asked ifI wanted to download a file. Anyone ever seen this? I will attach thefile to this email and it is an .exe file...  View more

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synchronizing share points

It seems every time I want to sync a share point to make sure it has anew package I create it wants to sync everything again. How do I make it only sync certain or new packages? I have a policyerroring out at one building now over and over again beca...  View more

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