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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
16
revised double password entry to access account
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May
16
comment Connect to network says “Connection failed” but it actually isn't
@LeonidShevtsov Have you found out a solution for your wireless oddity?
May
16
revised How do I move a row between two rows in Numbers?
added 8 characters in body
May
16
comment Group windows in Mac OS X
@Drew have you found that Mission Control successfully does what you were wanting?
May
16
revised Group windows in Mac OS X
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May
16
revised App to alert if Internet connection is lost
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May
16
comment How can I make all folders in Finder “snap to grid”?
@Nathan Did you have any luck after trying the answer above, or is it still not functioning?
May
16
comment Disable screensaver password requirement from command line
@DanielLawson I have edited my answer to reflect the testing of 10.5.x 10.6.x 10.7.3. The command functioned for each OS. Thanks again.
May
16
revised Disable screensaver password requirement from command line
Edited the answer to reflect testing on different Operating Systems.
May
16
comment Disable screensaver password requirement from command line
@DanielLawson Thanks, are you currently working on 10.7? I generally like to post what OS's I have tested my commands on and unfortunately this morning I am stuck with an old Snow Leopard machine and won't have access to a 10.7 machine until later today. I would hate for it to function on 10.6.x and fail on 10.7 :–( However, I am fairly certain this will function as the plists are very similar. I know 10.5's screensaver.plist is different and some tweaking would be needed. Anyhow, thanks again. :–)
May
16
answered Disable screensaver password requirement from command line
May
15
comment double password entry to access account
@newenglander I am sorry it isn't working for you. Is it the script that isn't working for you or a specific variation of the script? In testing the above script worked as expected. I know that you may have been attempting to utilize it in a slightly different way.
May
12
comment double password entry to access account
@newenglander Have you had any luck in using the above script?
May
10
comment double password entry to access account
@newenglander CHOSEN_TIME is the chosen time you have selected when setting your Security and Privacy in System Preferences. ELAPSED_TIME is the amount of time the screensaver has already been running. :–)
May
10
comment double password entry to access account
@newenglander I am not sure about that. The script utilizes the Security and Privacy in System Preferences which sets the com.apple.screensaver.plist. The script is searching to see if the Screen Saver is running and then checking the settings within the screensaver.plist to run the suspend as needed.
May
10
comment double password entry to access account
I apologize for the quick changes. :–(
May
10
comment double password entry to access account
@newenglander You will likely have to change the USER_PATH. :–)
May
10
revised double password entry to access account
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May
10
comment double password entry to access account
@newenglander I made a quick edit to ensure that the script will also function if the set time is less than 1 min. As for the ps command, a result will only show up if the screensaver is in use. :–) To test this you will either have to run the script within your daemon or use a remote machine.
May
10
revised double password entry to access account
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