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Systems Administrator

School district


Custom Macintosh management via BASH, AppleScript/osascript

  • Fully automated Environment/Template management
    • Sync systems based on specific Environment
    • Deployment of updates (OS & 3rd party)
  • Implement restrictions/additions based on
    • Network User
    • Template
    • Environment
    • Network
    • Hardware
  • Snapshot management (Server)
    • Creating new Environments
    • Updating old Environments

10,000 + Macintosh machines being managed by CMEM Envi

  • 10.4.x (NO LONGER IN USE)
  • 10.5.x
  • 10.6.x
  • 10.7.x
  • 10.8.x
  • 10.9.x (Ported to JAMF)

I have since ported all of my custom scripts, concepts & logic to JAMF as either Extension Attributes, Custom Profile Templates or Policies. It was an awesome run and I am proud to say that my work is still being used elsewhere, but at this point there isn't any reason not to use and promote the JAMF product. It truly is an incredible product with no limits.


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May
23
comment Graphics capabilities of MacBook Pro?
:–) the computer not becoming as hot as the sun would be a bonus :–)
May
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revised Lion server - networked logins?
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May
23
revised iOS Updating: OTA vs iTunes
Edited to provide the actual user this post was referencing.
May
23
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May
23
comment Lion server - networked logins?
Agreed, you make a very good point. Server|Client relationships in regards to small office situations are not always a good fit and I think a "heads up" should be appreciated.
May
23
comment Dropbox-like client for Macs to access existing FTP/WebDAV/CMIS storage
@NicolasRaoul Have you had any luck with this endeavor?
May
23
comment Lion server - networked logins?
I agree with your points in that there may be drawbacks. I have moved away from mobile syncing, and have done much the same as you have described above in regards to regular admin users. Aside from standard clients (students) who are managed for specific restrictions I generally leave management of users alone. However there are certainly huge advantages in at least binding the machine to LDAP and having the users "known" by the server. :–) Also, mcx management/local mcx management is quite helpful if you have a need, and no other way of systematically managing by specific groupings.
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May
23
answered Lion server - networked logins?
May
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comment 10.6 PHD file type exclusion
I just realized the the ~/Desktop/*.avi was not appearing correctly in my answer. :–(
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May
22
comment 10.6 PHD file type exclusion
Was the answer I provided helpful?
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May
21
comment 10.6 PHD file type exclusion
Unfortunately the following answer is not yet tested as I do not currently have access to test it. If it does not work as expected I will remove or edit my post accordingly. It has been awhile since I used mobile account with WGM.
May
21
answered 10.6 PHD file type exclusion
May
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comment 10.6 PHD file type exclusion
Do you ever intend on .avi or .mkv files to be synced regardless of the directory?