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
Upon many talks from and within the Mac Admin community about XProtect and Gatekeeper updates, it was pointed out that within a few scenarios, the updates don’t apply. Continue reading
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
I wrote a script for Casper as an extended attribute to check and disable IPv6 on wireless.
The script checks against each client if a wireless interface is enabled and then checks if IPv6 is enabled on that interface. If it is the case, it will turn it off and pass the status over to the attributed field in 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
I recently found myself in the need of setting up an auto mount from one machine to another and I wanted to put up a quick how to.
So Lachlan posted a script to leverage Filevault 2 in Casper. I too agree, while Casper can do encryption and captures the key, the way it goes about it for end users is just not the most desirable.
I have tested the script and I really liked it, simple and to the point so I decided to contribute a simple step by step tutorial to it.