LAPS for macOS

I am excited to announce a new macOS application called LAPS for macOS. This application will allow you to grab LAPS passwords much similar to the LAPS UI for Windows from Active Directory on your macOS device instead of using RDP to connect to a server and pull the password. Features This application will look very similar to the LAPS UI for Windows with the...

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macOSLAPS Update with secureToken

It’s been a while since I talked about this GitHub project. I am excited to announced that the latest version of macOSLAPS now has secureToken support. What this means is that you can have a LAPS FileVault user and the password will update. Process To achieve this we had to know the old password of the LAPS account. Thanks to Joel Rennich, I decided to...

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New Theme for Blog

Today I decided that I wanted to give my Jekyll blogging site a fresh coat of paint as I’ve been using the same theme for a few years. After some experimentation and relearning some of the basics of Jekyll I was able to switch to the Flexible Jekyll theme. After applying the theme it became increasingly apparent, however that I would once again have to...

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Munki Styling Part Deux

This month with the recently released macOS Mojave, I noticed the app store had taken on an all new look. With this new look it got me thinking about the look of Managed Software Center. The CSS in my previous post Munki Styling - Adding an Image Slider with Thumbnail Previews, I showcased adding an Image Slider and an accordian style bulleted list. I also...

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Self Service for GarageBand Loops

With the move to Volume Purchasing for Apple Applications through MDM, I was left wondering how we could add the GarageBand loops to our systems if users wanted to use GarageBand. Before I would run the wonderful project appleLoops and then package them to install when installing GarageBand with Munki. Well since GarageBand is now automatic that method would prompt the user afterwards to install...

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Munki Styling - Adding an Image Slider with Thumbnail Previews

So over the past few days I decided I wanted to spice up the way Managed Software Center looks. Some of the things I wanted to change were the colors of the Install and Remove buttons. It seemed to me that blue for install and red for remove were reasonable. After looking through the very helpful link Munki 2 Client Customization Showcase, I noticed that...

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macOSLAPS - Update

Another long absence from posting but I’m hoping to rectify that situation and start posting some of the new things I’ve been working on. We are here to talk about macOSLAPS, so let’s get to that. Over the last few months, I have been tasked with changing the language that macOSLAPS is coded in as Penn State would like to sign the code. When I...

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802.1x II - Electric Boogaloo - Copying the System Profile from One Ethernet to Another

So it has been a while since I posted. I have been working very hard along with frogor and mosen to determine why the FirstActiveEthernet option in an 802.1x Ethernet profile will only ever apply to one interface and will not switch from one to another. Many other MacAdmins have reported that upon submitting enterprise tickets to Apple that they are either “looking into it”...

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TeamViewer 12 Deployment

Over the past week our college purchased and began testing TeamViewer version 12. This version was to bring new deployment features and make a simple one click install to deploy host to all machines. Sounds easy right? Well unfortunately there are settings that are not set and you have to create some scripts in order to perform the assignment of the device to your account....

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Configuring Ubuntu Server for Active Directory authentication with Duo

Today I decided that I wanted to really start moving away from macOS xServe machines. Currently, I still do Mac repairs so I’ll need to setup a Mac Mini with AST but that is besides the point. In this post I will highlight how to setup a Ubuntu server with Active Directory and Duo so that we can prepare to make it a Netboot server....

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