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Command line - query account type (local, network managed, mobile)

How can I query account type information. Things like who and users don't show this. Also tried things like dscacheutil -q user I'd like to know if a users account is a mobile account and I am doing ...
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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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How do I back up a bunch of OS X machines via TimeMachine without buying a bunch of Time Capsules?

I've got a bunch of OS X laptops and desktops in the office that I'd like to back up using the built-in Time Machine. The first cut at this idea, buying a bunch of Time Capsules, seems like a ...
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1answer
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Apple Lion upgrade failed horribly, Wiki won't start

So another admin here upgraded our OS X Snow Leopard Server to Lion Server and there have been failures across the board of services in general. One of the more serious issues is the failure for the ...
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Apple Remote Desktop Script Resource

Can someone recommend a resource where I can download scripts to use to manage my new mac babies, (400 units, and about 10 xserves). I would like to do things like rename desktops, create accounts, ...
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Is there an open-source alternative to Apple Open Directory?

On my company's network there are a small collection of iMacs. Currently they use Active Directory. We looked in to Apple Open Directory, but $500 for a copy of OSX Server (not to mention the Apple ...
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2answers
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AFP is much slower than Samba… How can this be?

I got a FreeNAS Server running (FreeNAS 8RC2) with a raidz1 ZFS pool that shares a volume with both AFP and SAMBA to multiple Mac (All running Snow Leopards 10.6.6). After some testing, I've noticed ...
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Blocking the Apple OS X App Store

Being the evil corporate IT overlords we need to block the new OS X App Store. As you may be aware the 10.6.6 update installs the App Store App which allows users to download and install apps without ...
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1answer
443 views

Running multiple user accounts on multiple displays simultaneously

Is it possible to set up a computer (preferably a mac pro) so that multiple users can log in at once, each on their own display with a different keyboard and mouse? We need this for a school setup in ...
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2answers
725 views

Apple client OS support lifecycle

I have a simple question that I seem to be having a hard time getting a straight-up answer for. What is Apple's support policy for Mac OS X client versions? When do they drop support? For example, ...
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OSX: Don't login as network user, but as local

Normally my computer was set up to login as a network user, but it also has a local home set up. I have moved my computer to a new location where that server no longer is, so there is no longer a ...
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Can I use a single OS X Installation Image on multiple machines?

I currently admin a small variety of Mac's at work. We have some G3/G4/G5/MBP/iBook/eMac/iMac. I've noticed that each system is configured slightly different and wanted to come up with some disk ...
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1answer
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No rights to write on SMB mounted volume after updating on 10.6.3

After updating on 10.6.3 I suddenly have no rights to write an mounted volumes via SMB. I had no problems before and nothing has changed regarding to rights on the Windows Server. I can read and copy ...
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Apple Mac Startup Scripts

I'm running Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard). I would like to have a shell script that handles some routing/vpn and server tasks executed on Machine startup. This script should be preferably executed before ...
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AD users in Snow Leopard with admin privileges

I've just authenticated my first Apple machine onto the active directory infrastructure. Yay! The only thing I'm having problems with is specifying that the AD user is an administrator, and able to ...
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1answer
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Single Sign On (SSO) with Xgrid, without OS X Server (10.6.x)?

I've been playing with Apple's Xgrid a bit lately and was hoping to find a means of using multiple agents, running tasks as an authenticated user, without having to run OS X Server on the controller. ...
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Can an IT shop that is 'all novell' support Mac OS X?

I don't have the specifics on our company's network; but all the Windows PCs (Windows XP) currently in my new company's environment use novell client to sign in and use Novell's groupwise for email. ...
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Upgrade Path from OS X 10.5.7 to OS X Snow Leopard Server?

I purchased an iMac back in March 2009 and it came with OS X 10.5.5 and I have been updating it since. I see that I can upgrade the OS to "Snow Leopard" for $29.99 but...... I would like to upgrade ...
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How do I send raw text to a printer on a Mac?

In windows you can use LPR In Linux you can do lpr or 'data.txt > /dev/lpt1/' How do I do it on a Mac?
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Troubleshooting seemingly random G4 kernel panics and lockups

Recently my 9 year old Apple G4 file server has been randomly crashing. Often it's a kernel panic, but sometimes the system just locks up. It seems almost always to happen when I'm out of my office... ...
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Is Apple going to miss out by not allowing to virtualise Mac OS X? [closed]

As far as I know you are not legally allowed to virtualise Mac OS X. Recently Amazon added Windows support to EC2 so you can now run Windows, Solaris, BSD and Linux instances in the cloud. With Apple ...
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Can you downgrade Java on a Mac?

I'm testing Snow Leopard for our IT team in preparation for it's actual launch. I'm currently running seed 10A394, which comes with Java JDK 1.6. I found one Java desktop application that no longer ...
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4answers
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What is the best way to sync iCal calendars between multiple Macs on the same network?

I have to sync iCal on all the computers without having a MobileMe account, I would like it to be "live" because the co-workers have to see the changes right away on their screens, they also need to ...
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3rd party RAM for Mac Book Pro

My company will be bulk purchasing Apple hardware, specifically Mac Book Pros. We are looking into increasing the RAM from 4GB to 8GB, however, we have noticed that RAM purchased directly from Apple ...
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Your favorite website/forum for Mac OS X Server? [closed]

I'll get the ball rolling: http://discussions.apple.com/category.jspa?categoryID=96 Apple Discussions http://afp548.com http://macenterprise.org http://krypted.com/ Charles Edge's blog ...
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Can a Mac with OS X 10.5 (Leopard) authenticate with a Windows 2008 domain?

I would like to have my MacBook Pro authenticate against Active Directory running on Windows 2008. A couple of years ago I tried to set this up between OS X 10.4 and Windows 2003 but I wasn't ...