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Dec 21st 2016 - University of Utah, Mac Managers MeetingThe University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1 PM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This months meeting will be held on Wed, Dec 21st 2016, and we...

General OverviewjamfHelper is a nifty little utility included with Jamf's Casper Suite that can be used to display information, get user input, or even trigger custom events all from the command line or your own custom scripts.There are a number of useful options that can be used to customize the look, feel and functionality of the jamfHelper window. From...

OverviewCasper Remote is an application from JAMF Software that allows you to immediately perform remote management tasks on computers, such as installing packages, running scripts, and binding to directory services.  All of these tasks can be performed via policy in the JAMF Software Server (JSS), however Casper Remote allows you to initiate them immediately.DetailsIn some environments,...

Like a loyal droid, your JSS wants to help!JAMF Software's Casper Suite provides an Application Programming Interface, or API, to communicate with the JAMF Software Server (JSS) database. This allows an enterprise to customize specific areas of the JSS as needed. This is the first in a series of articles that will discuss these APIs...

OverviewRecently, we received our order for the book "Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide: Second Edition" written by  Charles Edge and William Smith. This book provides detailed explanations of the technology required for large-scale Mac OS X deployments and show you how to integrate it with other operating systems and applications. It addresses the growing size and spread of Mac OS X...

"Dobroye! Dobroye!" - Jacob Bradshaw.Jacob Bradshaw recently passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was hilarious, kind, thoughtful, and generous to everyone he knew and his laugh was contagious!Jacob started at the University of Utah in September of 2010. He instantly became an integral part of the Marriott Library's...

OverviewFirmware Password Manager (FWPM) is my approach to the problem of managing firmware passwords on Apple computers. When I began this project there were no solutions, besides setting the password and never changing it. FWPM allows you to update your firmware passwords quickly and easily. It was originally written as a shell script, but it...

Knocked My Socks Off!My coworkers and I attended our first JAMF Nation conference this past October. The last session I attended on the first day knocked my socks off. Bryson Tyrrell of JAMF showed off an iPhone ordering script he wrote in Python and Tk. I've written some Tk, but it was a long time...

OverviewIn this post we will be talking about file descriptors and increasing limit descriptors in OS X Yosemite. File descriptors are limited by the OS. This causes some applications and services to return errors. By increasing the limit of file descriptors we can reduce the amount of "too many files open" error. What are File Descriptors?A file descriptor...