We have about 13,000 macs in our environment so it is important that we customize browser settings for our network/environment before pushing the package out to thousands of macbooks. I will walk you through how we customize and package Google Continue reading Packaging Google Chrome for deployment in an enterprise environment on Mac OS X
This little snippet of code shows you how to change the password of a local user account on Mac OS X. #!/bin/bash # If the user account has a local home folder then change password. Else print account not Continue reading How to change a local user account password on Mac OS X with a bash script
I’ve put together the following package and its contents to show how to create an installation package for Mac OS X that will show a dialog window to the user when they have not restarted their computer for over four Continue reading How To Create A Recurring Restart Notification Message In OS X
If you’ve just upgraded from OS X 9.x Mavericks to OS X 10.10 Yosemite and have Microsoft Lync installed, chances are you are having trouble logging in to Lync. The issue I was having was that I had remember me Continue reading How To Fix Microsoft Lync For Mac 2011 Login Loop After Upgrading To OS X 10.10 Yosemite
This script is useful if you want to keep up with how synchronized your DeployStudio replicas are with the master server. Basically it reads the “/Library/Preferences/com.deploystudio.replica.plist” file to get the date it was last synchronized with the DeployStudio master server. Continue reading DeployStudio Date Last Synchronized to Master Server
If you’re like me and love automating everything you can when setting up MacBooks for new users then you are going to love this next little code snippet. This code adds the weather widget with the city of your choosing Continue reading Add Custom Weather Widget For All Users From Terminal – Mac OS X.
Here is a neat little terminal command to allow AirDrop to work with older macs inside of an AirDrop Finder window. This script shows how to enable it for all users via the default template, but you can modify it Continue reading Enable AirDrop Legacy Mode To Share With Older Macs For All Users On OS X Yosemite 10.10.
It took a while for me to find out how to change the login window background image since it has changed so much since OS X Mavericks. I thought I would share how to do this from a terminal window Continue reading How To Change The Login Window Background Image – Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.
Most of the time you would create a local administrator account through the user interface on a mac, but sometimes this needs to be done from a script or in a terminal window. This is useful when setting up many Continue reading Create Local Admin Account From Terminal – Mac OS X
About a year ago I started working on a project to help new hired employees set up their new macbooks for use on our network. I knew I wanted to present the setup as an application that started as soon Continue reading How to create an OS X application with bash.