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Sep
13

Use the scutil command to set the Hostname, Computer name, and Bonjour name

To set the hostname:

 

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Sep
13

Outlook Inbox Not Syncing Properly

If You are having problems where the Inbox in Outlook 2011 is not updating properly, You can clean out the inbox cache and let It resynchronize by doing this:

  • Right-click or Control-click the Inbox
  • Select Folder Properties
  • Click the Empty button to empty the cache. 
  • You can also select the account itself and empty the cache for all of your folders.

This will work with Entourage 2008 also.

Sep
13

Command to show name and password fields at login window

Set the login window to show name and password fields:

 

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Sep
13

Disable iCloud message for new users on first login for OS X Mavericks

Launch Terminal and enter the following:

 

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Sep
13

How to disable automatic login via the command line

This will remove the autoLoginUser key from the loginwindow preference:
 
defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow autoLoginUser
 
The password file that holds the user's log-in password is called "kcpassword" and is located in the hidden /etc directory at the root of the hard drive. To remove it, you can run the following command:
 
rm /etc/kcpassword
 
You can run these commands via ARD or combine them into a script.
 
Sep
08

Command to make an external OS X 10.10 Yosemite installer (Developer Preview)

There is a very simple way to make an OS X 10.10 Yosemite Developer Preview installer. 

You need is the full installer of OS X 10.10 Developer Preview and a USB Drive (or something similar)

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