Deploy Flash Player 11 with Apple Remote Desktop

Deploy Flash Player 11 with Apple Remote Desktop

When you download the Flash installer from Adobe’s site, it doesn’t come in a package that ARD can deploy natively. There is a work around and it works just as well.       Download the Flash installer from Adobe’s site. Right or CTRL+Click the file and select Show Package Contents. You’ll find the Adobe Flash [...]

Find Current Username Using AppleScript

Find Current Username Using AppleScript

This is just a quick post about an AppleScript issue I’ve been having since Snow Leopard. I have a login script that maps network drives and needs the current username to do so. I use to use this command in my AppleScript. tell application “System Events” set user_name to get name of current user end [...]

Create CS5 Deployments With Adobe Application Manager

Create CS5 Deployments With Adobe Application Manager

As some of you may know, I also write for GigaOm. This article could be helpful to a lot of visitors to this site also. So give it a read if you’re interested. How to Create CS5 Deployments With Adobe Application Manager

Disable Login Prompt When Mounting Shares

Disable Login Prompt When Mounting Shares

I have shares that are mounted on student machines using Workgroup Manager and it was prompting students for their password. I found a particular key was missing so I thought I would share. Launch Workgroup Manager and click on the Preferences and then Details tab for a group. Double click loginwindow to open up the [...]

Photoshop CS5 32-Bit Mode for All Users

Photoshop CS5 32-Bit Mode for All Users

I ran into an issue with Photoshop CS5 not communicating with an older scanner. The solution was to launch PS in 32-bit mode but this needed to be changed for any user that logged in. Here’s what worked for me. On you machine, Get Info of the Photoshop app and check “Open in 32-bit mode” [...]

Deploy Photoshop Elements 8

Deploy Photoshop Elements 8

I just used this process to deploy Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 to 90 iMacs so it should work just fine for everyone. Use Apple Remote Desktop to copy the files and run the install command. Copy the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 folder from the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 installation DVD to your hard drive. Open [...]

AutoCad 09 Won’t Use CTB Files

AutoCad 09 Won’t Use CTB Files

This was a strange issue that came up in the Interior Design program. The instructors had created the Color dependent plot styles or CTB files and they weren’t appearing as available when plotting. I’m not expert in AutoCad so it took a while for me to solve this. The strange thing was that some plot [...]

Copy Office 08 Preferences to All Users

Copy Office 08 Preferences to All Users

Microsoft Office 08 has this nasty problem of bugging every user for registration and update details. In an education environment, this is not good. Every new login who opens Word or any other Office app, gets annoyed to register and participate in their feedback program. The way to solve this is not too hard but [...]

Dreamweaver CS4 Runtime Error

Dreamweaver CS4 Runtime Error

I was receiving this Visual C++ Runtime Error in Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 and after hours of work, I finally solved it. At first I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the whole Master Suite. This didn’t solve the problem and I was growing tired. After realizing the error didn’t occur when I logged in as a different [...]

Add Network Printers to all Users in XP

Add Network Printers to all Users in XP

In Windows XP, local printers can be setup for one user and from that point on they are available to anyone else that logs in. Network printers don’t behave in this way. XP wants networked printers to be added to each individual account. This is normally handled by policies in Exchange but what if you [...]

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