Custom DEP - Part 4: The Future

We are living in exciting times.

Mar 8, 2017 - 2 minute read

Categories: macOS   DEP   MDM   EMM   AirWatch   SimpleMDM  

For the past five months, I have been working tirelessly on this feature. I must commend this MDM vendor as they are legitimately excited for this new future. I cannot wait for others to try this out and I genuinely hope it will help with their future deployments of macOS.

Custom DEP - Part 3: Best Practices

Don't make your fellow employees hate you.

Mar 8, 2017 - 3 minute read

Categories: macOS   DEP   MDM   EMM   AirWatch   Best Practices  

In part 2, I showed you how to build a standard munki package and then how you could extend this concept and create a completely custom package. But with great power, comes great responsibility. Here are some best practices for using a custom DEP configuration, some ideas to try and things to watch out for.

Custom DEP - Part 2: Creating a custom package, and deploying Munki

A little bit of work goes a long way.

Mar 8, 2017 - 9 minute read

Categories: macOS   DEP   MDM   EMM   AirWatch   Munki  

Time to get your hands dirty :smile:

Custom DEP - Part 1: An Introduction

The future is bright - very bright.

Mar 8, 2017 - 6 minute read

Categories: macOS   DEP   MDM   EMM   AirWatch   jamf Pro   MobileIron  

For the better part of six months, macadmins across the world have been worried about the future of macOS. Whether it’s the rumblings people have heard about imaging being killed or that DEP/MDM could possibly be the only way to manage macOS devices moving forward, it has definitely made for an interesting time.

Configuring LogClientIdentity for Caching Server

Not an integer, not a string, but a boolean.

Feb 18, 2017 - 3 minute read

Categories: macOS   Caching   Server  

In my last post I talked about Cacher 3.0. In the past month and a half I have been extraordinarily busy and unfortunately had some outstanding issues on my GitHub. After working on the issues, I realized that documentation on LogClientIdentity is very poor.

Cacher 3.0

Completely rewritten in Python.

Jan 7, 2017 - 4 minute read

Categories: macOS   Cacher   python  

I recently took part in the macadmins podcast and had a great time, but there was one comment that struck a chord with me - Marcus Ransom thanked me for writing Cacher. Cacher is my most popular github repo and while I get thanked often for creating it, my reaction usually goes something like this: