Snow Leopard Software Update Problems

Snow Leopard Software Update Problems

I have recently started using Snow Leopard and besides having to recompile an Applescript app, things have been going good. One big bug that I have noticed is that when I’m logged in as an Active Directory user, Software Update doesn’t work. It seems to hang after you press the Install button. There is a [...]

TimeMachine AFP Restore

TimeMachine AFP Restore

In our environment, we have a an Xserve with a protected AFP share for TimeMachine backups. The problem comes from when you want to restore a backup using the Install DVD. Since it hasn’t mounted the share, TimeMachine will not see any backups to restore from. The solution is to mount the AFP share in [...]

Casper Suite – Worth it?

Casper Suite – Worth it?

I have been using DeployStudio for a year or so now and Netrestore before that. After visiting another campus, I found they used Casper Suite from Jamf Software. After looking into the cost, it is significant. Especially when compared to our current free alternative. I wanted to know, who out there uses Casper and if [...]

iPhone 3.1 mime-attachments UPDATE

iPhone 3.1 mime-attachments UPDATE

With the iPhone 3.1 OS comes a bug that is causing havoc on Exchange users throughout the corporate world. Some email attachments do not work correctly in 3.1. I have seen this first hand where our voice-mails are emailed as a WAV attachment. Everything works great until you upgrade your OS to 3.1 Then the [...]

iPods as a Support Tool

iPods as a Support Tool

The idea of using iPods as a support tool may seem unnecessary but I have found it very useful in this permanently connected world. You don’t need to learn how to program in-order to make a useful iPod/ iPhone app. I only used html targeted towards the device. We have a Help Ticket system which [...]

iChat Server & AD Authentication

iChat Server & AD Authentication

We were having some issues trying to get our iChat server to authenticate correctly against Active Directory. The fix was rather easy so I thought I’d share. Our Leopard Server was already joined to our Domain so that’s where iChat users should authenticate. Unfortunately we were getting this login error over and over. So first [...]

Hidden Menu Items

Hidden Menu Items

In Snow Leopard they have put some nice little shortcuts on the menu bar. AirPort, Sound, Battery and Sync all show a new menu when you OPT+Click their icons on the menu bar. Click on the image above to see the new shortcuts. I particularly enjoy the audio output option. I constantly find myself openning [...]

Snow Leopard Server Eval

Snow Leopard Server Eval

Apple is giving away free evaluation copies of Snow Leopard Server to those who qualify. Apple does have some limitations on who qualifies. This offer is limited to corporations, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions located in the United States. Resellers do not qualify and are not eligible to participate in this [...]

VMWare Fusion under Snow Leopard

VMWare Fusion under Snow Leopard

I have heard different things from different sources about weather VMWare Fusion runs correctly under 10.6. Turns out that Fusion runs in 32bit mode and unless you are running Fusion on a Snow Leopard server, you should be OK. VMware Fusion 2.0.5 offers experimental support for the default install of Snow Leopard, which runs both [...]

10.6 Compatible Printers

10.6 Compatible Printers

Apple has compiled a list of printers that will work correctly in 10.6. Be sure to give this a look before updating a bunch of classrooms to Snow Leopard. I had printers that were not supported in 10.5 so I’m sure I’ll run into the same situation again. [apple]

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