Management changes to iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4

Apple has just released updates to their iOS and macOS operating systems. As seems to be the trend these days, these point releases add new features , especially in the area of management. Here is a breakdown of what is coming. This information comes from Apple’s pre-release documentation for configuration profiles. iOS 10.3 Restrictions Payload: The […]

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Advanced Printing Options, with Profiles!

Hi All. Last time out, I covered deploying printer queues via scripts, with various advanced settings. Turns out you can achieve the same results with the use of a custom configuration profile! Zack McCauley has forked Nick McSpadden’s PrinterGenerator solution to create PrinterProfileGenerator, which can be found here: https://github.com/WardsParadox/PrinterProfileGenerator Sounds great, but how do I […]

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Advanced Printing Options

Hi All. By default, we look to deploy printer queues using scripts. This allows us to specify some default options such as A4 paper size, disabling print queue sharing, and not pausing the print queue when there’s an issue (requiring Admin details to un-pause). Additionally, this allows us to use the same method to deploy […]

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All You Need to Know About macOS Command Line and Terminal

During several of our macOS Support Essentials classes it has been clear that many people wish to use the Command-Line much more in their day-to-day user support. Unfortunately, the last time that this was taught at a client support level was OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) Support Essentials. We’re rectifying that by creating a new one-day […]

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Chrome first run messages revisited – with added profiles

Hi All, and apologies for the unexpected hiatus. Would you believe we’ve been a little busy! Supporting David Acland’s efforts at the amazing MacADUK conference has made me realise that there’s still things I’ve picked up after the last few months that may well help other Mac Admins out there, so I’m back to blogging […]

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Mac DevOps with d3

By Chris Lasell Speaking at MacADUK on Weds 8th February at 10:15am Ahhh, “DevOps”. To quote from Wikipedia: DevOps […] is a term used to refer to a set of practices that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure […]

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