Browsing Category : MacOS

Mind Blown! – Run Terminal at the Setup Assistant


Yesterday in macadmins slack it came up that you can open terminal in Setup Assistant. This to me is mind blowing, while I wasn’t the original one that discussed it I feel it’s a worthy post. Chris Collins did a much better job of blogging what the use of this is than I would so hat tip to him! You…

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10.13 Root Password Oh my! #iamroot


EDIT 11-29-2017 08:33: APPLE has released a security update 2017-001. Your best bet is to go install that now. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208315   On twitter today, a tweet came up talking about how you can login to a 10.13 machine, with the account root and no password. You can use this prompt at the Login Window, Screen Saver, System Preferences,a ARD session,…

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Download Sierra through CLI


EDIT: Apple’s readded sierra to MAS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-sierra/id1127487414?mt=12 One of the changes that came with High Sierra’s release and affected fellow macadmins was the removal of Sierra from the app store.   For now, there’s a work around as Apple still has Sierra in the Software Update Catalogue Sign into the Mac App Store with an account that had Sierra Download…

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How to create a VM that’ll work with DEP on VMware Fusion


 As of 2019-10-07 to create a Catalina VM you’ll need to use vfuse 2.2.4 and Fusion 11.5 Shout out to Mike for the following observation As of macOS 10.14.3, the hardware must meet the minimum system requirements for macOS 10.14. Edit: As per a comment below the location of vfuse has been correted This often comes up in #Macadmins How Do I…

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Using Apple Caching Server with VLANS


Apple out of the box supports VLANS, although not very well. You can setup a VLANS by doing the following. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network. Click the Action pop-up menu at the bottom of the network connection services list, then choose Manage Virtual Interfaces. Click Add , then choose New VLAN. Give the service a name, then enter a…

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Bluetooth Factory Reset all connected devices.


While reading on the web about OSX bluetooth I came across an article talking about resetting the bluetooth module. Pressing Shift+Option keys and clicking on the Bluetooth icon on your top bar, now displays hidden debug menus. This menu has a few interesting options, “Reset the bluetooth module”, but the one fascinates me more is referenced below “Factory reset all…

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Screenshots at the Setup Assistant


While working on DEP, I noticed something interesting. As of 10.11 you can screenshot Setup Assistant using the standard keys Command + shift 3/4 (add a space for just a window). This raised the question, where do the screenshots go? Supprisingly when you finish the Setup Assistant they end up as expected on the desktop.

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