A Reusable LaunchDemon or Agent Creator Script

LaunchDaemons and Agents. In Mac OS LaunchDaemons and LaunchAgents replace cron jobs and startup items. LaunchDaemons run as root and LaunchAgents run at user login and run with the users permissions. So they are very useful to run scripts or launch apps at various times. There is some useful information here. To make them work […]

Deploy Mac Trackpad Settings Via Profile

Hey there all you middle men. Profiles are the future of Mac management… But lets face it Apple make it hard! No nice GUI, and lists of settings, to set and deploy just about any configuration like Microsoft have for GPOs. So instead we have to use tools like mcxtoProfile and resources like the Amsys git […]

JAMF Recon – A passion course that leads to pain.

We’re building fires that will burn until morning. We all love jamf Pro (Casper to us old timers!) and know that inventory is king. Without an accurate inventory all those smart groups generate inaccurate results and can lead to random policy delivery. To counter that too much inventory traffic wil lead to database growth and […]

A Casper/jamf pro EA for package versions

Not all packages are .apps By default casper will allow you to take an inventory of any .app applicatiosn installed into the /Applications folder. But what if the package doesn’t install there and you need to check the version? pkgutil –pkgs A tool that is used to check what is installed on the machine is […]