Browsing Category : MacOS

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


This often comes up in #Macadmins How Do I setup a VM that’ll work with DEP. We’ll need a few things: VMware Fusion (pro or standard) A Bootable DMG of what we’re going to use with DEP vfuse A Serial Number of a real machine currently apart of your DEP Portal. First you’ll have to create a bootable DMG that vfuse…

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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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