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Nov
15

How to Setup a Remote MacMini Server with Yosemite

Before your start make sure the Remote MacMini Server is on the same network as the admin Mac that you are using to set up from. When the machine is on, the Setup Assistant opens and waits for setup to begin. You will setup the machine via Screen Sharing. 

 Setting up the Remote MacMini Server.
1. From another Mac, open a new window and look for the remote MacMini Server in the Shared computer list of the Finder sidebar. The Mac may be listed with a name generated from the computer model. I.E. MacMini 90827816738182.

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Nov
14

Showing the Full URL in Safari

If You noticed, the newest version of Safari in OS X Yosemite defaults to only displaying the domain name of the website you are visiting, rather than the complete URL that many users have long been accustomed to seeing. If you’d like to change back to how most web browsers have behaved and display the complete website URL, you can make a quick settings change in Safari to do this.

  1. Open Safari Preferences and choose the “Advanced” tab
  2. Check the box next to ‘Smart Search Field’ for “Show full website address”
  3. Exit out of Preferences to see the difference in a URL

Note: You would may need to be beyond the root level of a website to see the difference. Assuming you are, the change is immediately visible in the URL bar as the complete URL is now printed again, letting you know exactly what the URL of the website is.

Nov
13

OS X Server 10.10 and Encrypting SMB3

Yosemite Server (Server.app 4.0) supports SMB3 by default. You can add encryption and digital signing as well.

To verify your connection to that specific share is encrypted, run this command in Terminal.app

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Nov
08

Suitcase Fusion fails to launch

Suitcase Fusion on Mac OS X fails to launch with the error “Could not open the Font Vault at the location: Users/username/Library/Extensis/Suitcase Fusion/Suitcase Fusion.fontvault”. This happens when Suitcase Fusion tries to launch after a power failure or when the computer stops responding. It can also occur after upgrading to a new version of Suitcase Fusion or if your font vault has become damaged.

Solution
1) Open /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor and type “FMCore” into the Filter search box. If the FMCore process is running, then select it and click the “Quit Process” button. When the confirmation dialog appears, click “Force Quit”. If FMCore is not running then simply proceed to the next step.

2) Navigate to: [Macintosh HD]/Users/[UserName]/Library/Preferences/ and remove the following files:
• com.extensis.SuitcaseFusion.db
• com.extensis.SuitcaseFusion2.plist (Suitcase Fusion 2)
• com.extensis.SuitcaseFusion3.plist (Suitcase Fusion 3)
• com.extensis.SuitcaseFusion4.plist (Suitcase Fusion 4)
• com.extensis.SuitcaseFusion5.plist (Suitcase Fusion 5)
• com.extensis.SuitcaseFusion6.plist (Suitcase Fusion 6)
NOTE: In OSX 10.7 thru 10.10: In the Finder, hold down the Option key and choose Go > Library to reveal this hidden directory.

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Nov
08

Create Hidden Users in OS X Yosemite

The following commands are used to create hidden users in OS X Yosemite:

Hide the user:

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