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Removing Adobe AIR properly from macOS

February 15th, 2018 // 9:10 pm @

I have been doing a bunch of FortiGate deployments and finally decided to enroll my instance of FortiClient on my daily driver to my firewall at home. Upon doing so, I did a vulnerability scan just out of interest. The only issue identified was Adobe AIR. Now, like most people, I haven’t been using Adobe […]

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Category : Mac OS X

IKEv2 VPN on macOS and iOS

September 4th, 2017 // 7:10 pm @

I have been working on an improved and more stable VPN option for macOS users since the demise of PPtP. My personal preference is for an improved firewall experience using UTM appliances like FortiGate and then leveraging SSLVPN, as it seems to work from a large majority of locations and internet connection types. However, the […]

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Category : Mac OS X &MikroTik &Networks

Mail’s Related Messages view

September 18th, 2011 // 7:20 pm @

A customer just asked about the new conversation view in OS X Lion’s Mail.app. The messages are all displayed together, and there is a link to display the related content at the bottom of each message. There is a menu option under the View menu, “Show Related Messages”, which will put your sent items in-line. […]

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Category : Mac OS X

Useful Lion Window Keys

September 5th, 2011 // 4:22 am @

So… following along in Twitter yesterday, and the following tweets turned up: Nifty little feature in Lion: hold Option and resize a window and do the same only hold shift. Very nice work, Apple.

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Category : Apple &Mac OS X

OS X Lion Server and Schools

July 27th, 2011 // 12:33 am @

Another interesting article… this time about implementing OS X Lion Server in a school, and some of the newer features incorporated in Lion Server. Lion Server, MDM and a New Philosophy of Client Management

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Category : Mac OS X Server

OS X Lion and Cisco VPN Connectivity

July 26th, 2011 // 6:38 pm @

My mate John has written a decent article on Cisco VPN connectivity with Lion. As he didn’t have the latest Cisco VPN Client when he upgraded to Lion, this was a great “workaround”. http://www.uprun.com/blog/2011/7/24/cisco-vpn-client-wont-work-with-lion.html

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Category : Mac OS X

Lion and rebuilding your Mac

July 7th, 2011 // 9:32 pm @

Saw this article this morning, originally on Slashdot, but referred to on a couple of other sites as well. Basically, it is the SysAdmin’s method for getting Lion onto a USB stick for stand-alone reinstalls. Article is here.

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Category : Mac OS X

Mac OS X Server Certificates and Kerio

January 30th, 2011 // 4:11 pm @

I was trying to be a little generic and generated the CSR for an SSL certificate for a clients’ new Kerio Connect mail server using the built-in Certificates functionality within Mac OS X Server Admin. Once the certificate has been signed, it was very easy to import the signed certificate back into Mac OS X […]

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Category : Mac OS X Server

Mac OS X OpenDirectory Corruption

January 27th, 2011 // 9:23 am @

Had some issues with OpenDirectory a little while ago and thought I would publish the outcome so someone else can learn from what I found! mkdir ~/ldap-rescue # create convenient directory sudo slapcat -l ldif # create text file from slapd database cd /var/db/openldap # move to openldap directory sudo su mv openldap-data openldap-data-old # […]

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Category : Mac OS X Server

Issues with iTunes 10.1 and iPhoto 9.1

November 13th, 2010 // 9:49 pm @

A lot of people are reporting issues with iTunes and iPhoto and the annoying “Allow/Deny” Firewall prompts. In a Terminal window, try this: $ codesign -v /Applications/iTunes.app /Applications/iTunes.app: a sealed resource is missing or invalid As an aside, I also checked my copy of iPhoto 9… same thing: $ codesign -v /Applications/iPhoto.app/ /Applications/iPhoto.app/: a sealed […]

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Category : Mac OS X

Apple Mail 4.0 and IMAP

June 24th, 2010 // 12:02 pm @

Check out this reference page on the Google Apps help site: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78892

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Category : Mac OS X

iPhone and iPad with Google Calendars

June 1st, 2010 // 10:37 pm @

After having spent an hour or two trying to find the right answer, I found the easiest and most beautiful solution as the following : 1. Follow Google’s instructions to setup your main account using Exchange protocol. 2. On your iPhone or iPad, launch Safari and go to m.google.com/sync – don’t forget to choose English […]

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Category : iPhone & iPad

The first few hours with iPad

May 29th, 2010 // 12:36 am @

Well… I couldn’t resist and was pleasantly surprised to find that our local Apple reseller had more than enough stock for everyone to go around (before 9:00am at least!) It is very good. All the built-in apps are very fast on both WiFi and using Telstra’s iPad 3G coverage. Watching movies is easy and I […]

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Category : Apple

Using Preview to merge and create multi-page PDFs

May 25th, 2010 // 5:41 pm @

The Preview.app in 10.5 and newer has many new features. One that appears to be undocumented, however, is the creation (merging) of multi-page PDF documents. It’s simple: Use Preview to open up the two PDFs you would like to merge. Choose View » Show Sidebar (or click the Sidebar button). Make sure both PDFs are […]

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Category : Apple &General &Mac OS X

Printer Control in a Managed Network Environment

May 23rd, 2010 // 11:13 am @

One of my customers recently complained of having to go out to the receptionist’s computer and type in an administrator password everytime her local USB printer ran out of paper or got a paper jam. I think I have a fix: Create a new group in Workgroup Manager on the server. Add the user to […]

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Category : Apple &Mac OS X

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