TeamViewer 10 and Munki

I know it has been a little while since I posted anything but I got a request from Graham Gilbert to post a guide on deploying TeamViewer 10 via Munki. It took a little trial and error but I have been able to successfully deploy the software. There are a few improvements but unfortunately if you are like me and don't want your users to see...

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Munki Conditional by the JSS's Department

Here in our College we have a department that is going to begin using locked printing as well as purchases a department license for SPSS. Since the license for SPSS is the same and I don't want to offer the printers to everyone I thought we could utilize JAMF's inventory information to offer items based off department. The drawback though is JAMF does not have...

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Box Edit Woes

Box released a new version of Box Edit that unfortunately is the furthest thing from "deployable" in an enterprise environment. The package by default installs to the user's profile in ~/Library/Application Support/Box/Box Edit. This presents an issue to those of us who provide Box Edit through a software deployment solution such as Munki. Below the break I explain how I was able to change the package...

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Deploying the MathType License

I was able to deploy the license for MathType using Munki since the company that produces MathType offers site licenses. The only issue however is there is currently not a scripted way to deploy the license. In order to deploy the license I did some digging with everyone's favorite file and process monitor for OS X fseventer. Using fseventer, I was able to determine that...

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Casper 9.64 Bugs Discovered

Today I was adding a Spotify widget to my OS X Yosemite notification center and noticed that I couldn't add it as it did not show up in Extensions in System Preferences. I also noticed that my passwords were no longer auto filling in Safari which I use myself but not everyone uses. Upon further digging, I determined that Casper with their latest update had...

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Suppressing the "What's New" dialog in Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac

Since our College is both Windows and Mac we install the Microsoft Remote Desktop tool for Mac onto all systems. Microsoft's latest edition is a welcomed change however one annoying thing happens with every update. Each user is prompted with a nice "What's New" dialog when they launch it. After doing some digging I found that this setting is actually stored in a "sandbox" container...

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Promoting Items from Testing to Production in Munki Automatically

Over the past few weeks I have been working to develop a python script that will allow users to specify Applications that they would like to promote to the production catalog of their Munki repository based off the last modified time. This script at this point is a proof of concept and may not work in all environments. I am hoping to add additional features...

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Adding LDAP Authentication to MunkiWebAdmin

After messing around with the LDAP settings in MunkiWebAdmin I was able to allow it to authenticate against our Active Directory service to allow users to log into MunkiWebAdmin using AD credentials. I used built in groups within Active Directory which I found out the key to doing so is to use CN instead of OU on built in folders such as Users. Here I will show you...

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Deploying a Dynamic IPSEC VPN Profile via Casper Suite

Would you like to be able to deploy the VPN profile for your business or university on single user systems without setting it up manually for each user or using a custom created package? With Casper we are able to deploy an IPSEC VPN Profile through a configuration profile. Read on for the details on how to perform this and save yourself a few extra...

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Slides from 2014 Penn State MacAdmins Conference

I have uploaded the slides from the presentation that Matt Hansen and myself presented at this years MacAdmins conference at Penn State.  If you have never been to this conference I highly recommend attending next year as many of the top notch Mac Admins attend this conference and deliver great content on how to manage OS X systems in an enterprise environment.  For those of...

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