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AppleScript to enable Find My Mac on multiple Macs?

I am looking for a way to enable Find My Mac on multiple Macs within our organisation. It seems like this might be possible with AppleScript. The workflow I had in mind is: Load System Preferences ...
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Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) OS Specific package installation

Faced with the recent Java kerfuffle imposed by Apple's silent updates I am looking for a solution to install .pkg files specific to the OS version. Apple continues to provide Java updates for 10.6, ...
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Root being controlled by ARD

I run an educational lab of 20 iMacs, all running Mac OS 10.7.5(11G63) with ARD version 3.6.2. My server and all of the iMacs run Lion. I seem to have crossed something and now my root user is being ...
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Hiding OSX Usernames on Login Screen

I'd like to know how to hide a user from the OSX login screen. I'd like to have a hidden administrator account for using ARD, rather than the user's main account. Any hints, tips and ideas?
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ARD installing .app files

I am new to ARD. The Install interface will only accept .pkg files. Is there a quick way to get an .app file to install instead? Some of the applications that I need to install are pkg, and others ...
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Auto-Update Office for Mac using Apple Remote Desktop

We have approximately 20 Mac desktops in a Windows Server 2008 environment - that are managed with Apple Remote Desktop. These desktops have a variety of Office for Mac installations - Office 2008, ...
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Can I turn off Office Auto Save feature using ARD?

I have around 300 OSX desktops, and I'm not looking forward to having to walk around to each one to turn off MS autosave, can this be done using Apple Remote Desktop and a script?
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Terminal script for Apple Remote Desktop to find disk space

I've ran into a small dilemma. I'm am attempting to get out developers all using the same features and functions, and to pretty much manage our networks in specific ways. I had NewGuy ask me if I ...
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Add app to OSX “Login Items” from bash script

I need a way to add an application to the Login Items from a postflight script which is run as part of my installer. It needs to work on 10.5+. Preferably, it would work in a bash script. My ...
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Can I create a hidden admin account via the terminal on OSX?

I have around 300 baby macs to look after, and they have lots of different admin accounts, which is a nightmare to work with. ARD has slowly been configured with the accounts of the machine owners, ...