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Jun
24

Airdrop logging on a Mac Computer

You can use the mdls -raw command to view the metadata for files on your Mac. Example: mdls -raw /pathToYourFileIf a file was sent to you via airdrop, that file will have metadata that contains "com.apple.AirDrop". All you need to do to see all files that were sent to your Mac Computer via airdrop is run the mdfind command and search for "com.apple.AirDrop". Example: mdfind com.apple.AirDrop

You can also use the mdfind command to search in a specific directory for certain file types.

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Apr
18

Jamf Pro Extension Attribute to Find users without a secure token

This how to document will walk you through setting up a smart group based on criteria from an extensioin atrribute that will find all local users that do not have a secure token in their Authentication Authority.  Be sure to download the how to guide and the extension attribute to following along.  Enjoy!

Users without secure token.xml.zip

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Mar
15

Creating a passcode policy with immediate reset using Jamf Pro

It is not uncommon for Mac users to login with local user accounts, even in a directory environment.  The question becomes, how do we enforce password policies on those local accounts?  There are many schools of thought on this but here is how I did it recently with the combination of a configuration payload and a simple script.

 

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Dec
20

How To Set Ubiquiti Unifi App To Defaults

As a technician, you will most certainly find yourself working with multiple networks and configurations.  If you use the line of Ubiquiti Unifi products, it includes the Unifi app which you can launch and use a web based controller.  The problem is that after you run through the setup assistant once, you are not prompted again if you set up a new Unifi network in the future.  So here is the workaround rather than doing an uninstall/re-install of the product:

 

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Dec
20

Work Around for creating a Shared Calendar for macOS and iOS when using Office 365

A separate dedicated account should be created for your shared calendars. This is necessary for permissions to work properly.  This user must be in contacts as well. By creating the account, the user will be added to your Global contact list and then accessible if you have contacts turned on for your own account. The process is explained below.

Through OWA or Windows Outlook. This must be done on OWA or Windows Outlook.

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