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 [...]

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 [...]

InDesign Hangs

InDesign Hangs

InDesign was displaying a strange problem where after it was launched and a new document was created, it would freeze and hang. After an hour of messing around, I found the problem was a Japanese Typography plugin called SING in the plugins/text folder. I had completely uninstalled prior to this so I’m not sure if [...]

27″ iMac Firmware Fix Available

27″ iMac Firmware Fix Available

Apple made a new update available today for the 27″ iMacs. Hopefully this will solve the whole screen flickering issue. It’s a firmware update to the ATI HD graphic cards. Updates the graphics firmware on ATI Radeon HD 4670 and 4850 graphics cards to address issues that may cause image corruption or display flickering. I [...]

27″ iMac Screen Problems Are Hardware Related

27″ iMac Screen Problems Are Hardware Related

UPDATE 2: Apple came out and replaced the LCD screen and the vertical sync cable. After two hours, the problem re-appeared. Apple is now going to replace the whole iMac. UPDATE: On the fifth day now and the iMac running XP is starting to flicker. I was wrong in believing this was a software issue. [...]

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