As Senior System Engineer at HCS, Keith wears many hats.  He is responsible for a myriad of duties at HCS.  From project management to taking out the trash, Keith is always willing to do the job at hand and never afraid to get his hands dirty.

Keith has the drive and ability to take a project full circle. He is obsessive when it comes to...

As Senior System Engineer at HCS, Keith wears many hats.  He is responsible for a myriad of duties at HCS.  From project management to taking out the trash, Keith is always willing to do the job at hand and never afraid to get his hands dirty.

Keith has the drive and ability to take a project full circle. He is obsessive when it comes to documentation and communication.  He is a self-starter with the ability to think fast on his feet.

Keith has over 20 years in the IT Industry specializing in Apple Technology.  He’s been a member of the HCS family since 2008.

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How to disable iTunes from launching when configuring multiple iPads at once

This is very helpful if you're configuring multiple iOS devices from one Macintosh computer.

Go to System Preferences and select Users & Groups.  Select the user that you're logged in as, then select Login Items.  Remove iTunes Helper from the list.  Reboot your Mac and login as the same user. iTunes should no longer launch when an iOS device is plugged into your Mac.

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See if Find my Mac is enabled from the command line

nvram -p | grep fmm-mobileme-token-FMM
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Mar
28

Easily see all your orders in the DEP Portal

Log into your DEP Portal and choose, Manage Devices.

In the Choose Devices By section, Select the Order Numer radio button.

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Mar
25

How to upgrade munkireport-php using a Git clone

NOTE:  You should edit your config.php and set Migrations to TRUE before following these instructions.  This will ensure your database gets migrated if upgrading from an older version of munkireport-php.

If you installed munkireport-php using munki in a box, then it was installed via a Git clone.

The easiest way to update it is to checkout the latest master, then do a pull.  This will keep your database and config.php file untouched.

You need to be in your web root folder.  In this example, I’m using OS X Server.  The web root folder is located at:  /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/Default.

Launch Terminal and go to the web root folder:  cd /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/Defau

NOTE:  If you installed munkireport-php using munki in a box, your default path will look similar to:

/Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/Default/munkireport-php


Once there, enter the following:


git checkout master

Then enter:

git pull

This will clone all the latests updates for munkireport-php to your server but will NOT overwrite your database or config.php file.

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Deploying Printers with Munki

This how to guide goes over Graham Gilbert’s “printer-pkginfo” script to easily get printers into your munki repo for deployment.

Enjoy.

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06

Add sound to your Ping command

The command below will ping the ip address three times and for each response, your default OS X alert sound will play.  The -a flag in the command below means Audible.  And if not obvious, the -c means ping count.

ping -c3 -a 192.168.1.100

 

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