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July 17th, 2019 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, July 17th, 2019, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting. If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option.   What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott...

OverviewThe University of Utah hosts many mailing lists for the University communities like campus MacAdmins. One list, historically named "mac-managers", that covers topics on deployment, management, and integration of Apple technology into multi-platform client & server environments.Subscribe To subscribe to a mailing list, send an email message to sympa@lists.utah.edu. The subject line should be [crayon-5d2f6dabc42c6721310279-i/] , for example...

June 19th, 2019 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, June 19th, 2019, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting. If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option.   What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott...

Old MacDonald had a school. A-E-i-O-S,And at that school he had some iPads. A-E-i-O-S,With a iPad here, and a iPad there,Here a iPad, there a iPad, everywhere a iPad.OverviewAEiOS (Automated Enterprise iOS) is a python library designed to aid the automation of Apple iOS device management, configuration, and imaging. Originally designed for our in-house Student Checkout iPads, we wanted to provide our students and patrons the ability to use our iPads without restrictions as if they were personal devices. Users can configure the devices however...

May 15th, 2019 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, May 15th, 2019, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option. Mosyle Business - By David Casteel, Cornerstone TechnologiesMosyle Business provides Apple mobile...

April 17th 2019 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, April 17th 2019, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option.What's New  - By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott LibraryThis...

March 20th 2019 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, March 20th 2019, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option. VMware Fusion In-Depth - By Michael Roy, VMware, Product ManagerVMware...

February 20th 2019 - University of Utah, MacAdmins MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month's meeting will be held on Wed, February 20th 2019, and we will provide live broadcasted and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting.If you have suggestions on presentations, questions or comments, please use the Contact Us option. PC Recon Replacement - By Todd McDaniel, Univ of Utah, Marriott...

OverviewWe have developed a methodology of managing enterprise and/or shared environment unfriendly applications that has evolved over the years at the Marriott Library or other locations on campus that we support. We affectionately call it the  “Crappy App” model which we use sanitize applications with exceptional requirements.These requirements include:Application has insecure permissions Application has hardcoded variables (usernames, paths, etc.) Application tries to update with every launch Application requires access to locations we’d prefer they not have access Application requires to be launched by a specific user...