Leverage Software Updates via Casper

Casper can be used for software updates but I felt something was missing (I am talking about me here!), so I went about writing something to help.
I wanted to once a week be able to install os x updates on all my clients and prompt them to restart while giving them a grace period if they couldn’t do it at the time of the prompt. Continue reading


Enforcing Screensaver Settings in an Enterprise Environment

Part of client management is often protecting your users from exposure caused by themselves. As such, I went on a journey (more like a tour) to identify what I could do and as I walked, it occurred to me that I needed to ensure the screensaver settings I had set in place were always in place. Continue reading


NTP Vulnerability Check Attribute for Casper

Recently, Apple released / pushed an NTP vulnerability fix to clients running 10.8.5, 10.9.5 and 10.10.1
Now what I found was some machines did the install automatically and others didn’t while having it listed in the available list of softwares.
To check if your mac is patched, Open Terminal and type: what /usr/sbin/ntpd

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