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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...

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...

November 21st 2018 - 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, November 21st 2018, and we will...

March 21st 2018 - 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 months meeting will be held on Wed, March 21st 2018, and we...

Feb 21st 2018 - 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 months meeting will be held on Wed, Feb 21st 2018, and we...

Inside the standard iTunes 12.7 installer is a postinstall action script “startFpsdDaemons.sh” that has some issues that cause issues with tools like AutoDMG. This blog post outlines the issue and a fix to resolve the issue, with notable OS code names references, and links to community open radar and Apple Bug Reporter numbers....

OverviewJamf Pro server can be a funny and fickle beast. When testing different policies that are unique or upgrading to a new version of Jamf Pro, it's best not to try it on the production server first. Sometimes the process of testing a new release or beta can easily break, and having an automated process...

OverviewThis blog was created from the first multi-part of a presentation at the June 2017 University of Utah MacAdmin meeting which covers in-depth information on managing settings on Mac systems including property lists format, naming, preference search paths, file system locations and structure and parts. Tools and methodologies to view, edit compare and discover property...