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 [...]

Image XP from a PC to a Mac

Image XP from a PC to a Mac

When someone wants to get rid of that old clunky Dell and move to a nice Apple machine like an iMac, you know they like the hardware. The problem is, how do you get their XP installation imaged over to a Mac? This is the way I do it and while the theory is the [...]

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 [...]

Quick Tip: FTP Login Refused

Quick Tip: FTP Login Refused

This has happened to us once and the fix was easy enough. If the users are getting this error when trying to connect to the Leopard FTP server: FTP LOGIN REFUSED (access denied) The solution is to remove the ftp settings and start over. sudo serveradmin stop ftp cd /Library/FTPServer/Configuration sudo mv ftpaccess ~/Desktop sudo [...]

DeployStudio Dual Boot Multicast Tutorial

DeployStudio Dual Boot Multicast Tutorial

In order to multicast our restore, we need to embed the Windows image inside our OS X image. To accomplish this, create an image of your syspreped XP partition using Winclone. At the time of this writing, you couldn’t download Winclone from their site so I had to Google for a download link. I have [...]

Reinstall iPhoto from 10.5 Disks

Reinstall iPhoto from 10.5 Disks

Here’s the situation. A photo project is due by tonight and I just found out my iPhoto app doesn’t work anymore. My iPhoto icon doesn’t look so happy. So I need to reinstall iPhoto but I don’t have an iLife disk, I have my original Leopard install disk that had iLife bundled in it. Heres [...]

OS X Time Goes Out of Sync

OS X Time Goes Out of Sync

When using bootcamp to dual boot, you may notice the time gets out of sync on the Mac side. When it’s off by more than five minutes, Directory Authentication will not work so I created this plist file that will force OS X to sync it’s time on boot. Save the code to a file [...]

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