AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI 1.5.0 – the final major updates

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Today I have released my seemingly annual pre-JNUC post-new macOS updates to both AutoCasperNBI & AutoImagrNBI, these are likely to be the last major updates to the apps & quite possibly the last updates to the apps ever.

Below is why I have updated the apps, & why this is likely to be their last update.

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Adobe Creative Cloud 2019, the death of Creative Cloud Packager, Serial Numbers & Device Pool Licensing

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Earlier today at Adobe’s annual Adobe Max Creativity Conference, Adobe announced Adobe Creative Cloud 2019.

Whilst that announcement will not surprise many an admin, there are some other changes that will impact us.

Details on these can be found below.

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Java 8 Update 181 LDAP Changes & Jamf Pro Connectivity

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Recently we updated all our datajar.mobi instances to Jamf 10.7.1, for Mojave support.

All went well. Except for a couple of instances where their Jamf Infrastructure Manager was being used as an LDAP Proxy.

Well, turns out this was a change to Java 8 Update 181, which we updated to at the same time. And, that this is an issue not just with Jamf Infrastructure Manager, but could be with LDAPS in general.

Below details these changes, & overcoming this issue.

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macOS Mojave & Screen Sharing changes

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A week ago today, I presented at MacSysAdmin. Within my talk I advised of a change with the kickstart command & macOS Mojave.

Well, things have changed some. See below for more details.

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Mucking about with Mojave

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Last week I had the honour of presenting on the opening day of MacSysAdmin 2018.

It’s an amazing conference, that I would encourage all to attend.

Below are some links to my talk & all talks from MacSysAdmin 2018.

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Microsoft Office For Mac Changes & Versioning Shenanigans

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Today, not only was Mojave released but Microsoft released Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac (sort of).

Below, I will try to explain the qualifier above & some other bits & bobs.

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Manually Converting Jamf Pro Tables From MyISAM to InnoDB

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With Jamf Pro 10.6.0, Jamf changed the default storage engine from MyISAM to InnoDB.

Jamf also released a tool to convert the tables with the release of 10.7.0.

However, as the Jamf supplied tools are not available currently available as a standalone download for those of us that do manual installations & as we host our datajar.mobi instances on Kubernetes… we went the manual route.

Below is how we performed these conversions.

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Because dataJAR, Part Deux

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Wow, it’s mid-September & this is my 1st post of the year!

Below is some reasons as to why no posts & what I’ve been up to.

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jamJAR – What, Why, How

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At a recent London Apple Admins meetup @ ITV, I gave a 15-minute (ish) version, of the 30-minute talk of the 60-minute talk on jamJAR.

Below is a link to the video of the talk, the slides in a PDF & the video of all talks from that night.

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You Will Comply

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Me again on yet another MacAdmins.org Podcast.

This time, however, you’ll be pleased to know that I largely took a back seat & left Reza Alavi of ISACC to delve into GDPR with some interjection from myself & the MacAdmins.org Podcast as to how it can affect the Apple Admin.

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