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October 17th 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, October 17th 2018, and we will...

IntroductionDisplay Manager is a tool that allows users to programmatically manage Mac display settings like resolution, refresh rate, rotation, brightness, screen mirroring, and HDMI underscan. It's primarily intended for Mac sys admins and developers who need to control displays in specific, predictable ways. Display Manager works in a 2-part package: a library that actually controls Mac...

Like a loyal droid, your Jamf Pro server wants to help! (Episode III)Jamf Software's Jamf Pro server (JPS) provides an Application Programming Interface, or API, to interact with the JPS database. This allows an enterprise to customize specific areas of the JPS as needed. This post builds on the other articles in the series: Fetching...

OverviewThere are several ways to access an enterprise wireless network. You might use 802.1X with PEAP or some other form of the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). For device based internet, EAP-TLS is the authentication protocol used to connect to the wireless network. EAP-TLS uses Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) and Network Device Enrollment Service (NDES) to generate a...

April 18th 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, April 18th 2018, and we...

From Computer Labs to BYODIt's an undeniable trend, more and more students are relying on their own personal devices for their computing needs. Students are still using computer labs however. One of the major reasons being that computer labs can deliver software like: Logic Pro X, Final Cut Pro X, and other high-end specialized software...

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...

Set my folders free!Earlier this year we received a number of reports from users that were unable to delete, move or rename documents on a new SMB file share. Eventually we were able to narrow it down enough to be able to consistently duplicate what they were seeing. It appears the SMB client in Mac...

March 15th 2017 - 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, March 15th 2017, and we will...