What I learned at MacADUK 2018 or: Things People Told Me That I Didn't Know Before

A platform for platforms MacADUK 2018 was a forum for a discussion of platforms. There were fewer technical talks on individual tools, and more focused on the importance of implementing systems to seamlessly deliver those tools. Talks such as Diana Birsan's and Graham Gilbert and Brett Demetris's were instructive on…

Beginner's guide to DSCL

dscl is a general-purpose utility for operating on Directory Service directory nodes. Its commands allow one to create, read, and manage Directory Service data. I've been aware of dscl for some time, but have been reluctant to use it. The scope of its function intimidated me, and the syntax of…

Remote Support Packages in Munki

When my organisation deployed Munki, we did so with little provision for remote support. The reasons for this were: Goals. The focus of the project was to increase the level of Self Service for Mac users, and the ease of deployment of Macs for technicians. Hardware. A majority of our…