Category Archives: OS X

SSH Into Windows Server

Last year, Microsoft announced they would embrace the OpenSSH project and bring support for Powershell and SSH to/from Windows Server! In October, they released their first 32bit version of the product, and are now up to release number four as of the first of February 2016. I had a few minutes to take a look… Read More »

Adding a printer using lpadmin

I <3 printers! I really wanted to start this one out on a positive note, but unfortunately my editor (me) wouldn’t allow our integrity to be sacrificed by printing a lie in bold at the beginning of a post. Our district was at the end of our current copier lease and after a temporary extension, we ended up renewing most… Read More »

Printer Destroyer JSS Script

As part of a recent project, I have been tasked with removing old printers that were setup manually over a 5 year lease period by many different people. The only thing consistent with these installs were their inconsistency (and that they were configured via IP address using an HP Socket). This project will be repeated at more-than 80… Read More »

Using Disk Inventory X to free HD space

As flash-based storage continues to become more prevalent, you (or one of your friends!) may find themselves in need of some help cleaning up unused files on their hard drive. While the first place you may think to look is in the Downloads folder, you may be surprised to find that doesn’t quite do the… Read More »

Debugging JAMF Binary Check Ins

Today in the #jamfnation channel on the MacAdmins Slack team, Jesse Shipley (aka tulgeywood) was having issues with a client that would randomly hang on the binary. The jamf binary includes a “-verbose” flag to get additional information when running the binary manually. However, it would not happen on-demand, so Jesse had the great idea… Read More »

Make Bootable Windows Media in OS X

As an admin with a Windows server infrastructure and a mixed, but majority OS X, client base, I occasionally find myself having to make bootable media for Windows client or server installs. Previously, I would use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool. Using this tool required that I already had a working Windows install and the… Read More »

Mac App Store Display is Blank

If you ever run into an issue where the Mac App Store isn’t displaying correctly (or anything at all) the solution is as easy as a PRAM reset! However, this gets a bit more complicated with remote or headless machines since you don’t have physical access to the keyboard to perform the traditional PRAM reset.… Read More »