Introducing AutoImagrNBI

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AutoImagrNBI_256 Say hello to AutoCasperNBI’s relative AutoImagrNBI.

As the name implies, AutoImagrNBI is a variant of AutoCasperNBI but will create NetBoot images for use with Imagr.

This came about as the requirements for an NBI for Imagr are similar to that of Casper Imaging, & so hasn’t been a massive amount of work needed.

AutoImagrNBI differs from AutoNBI in that the end result is a NetBoot Image & not a NetInstall Image. A NetBoot Image is a full OS that can be made available for network booting, whereas NetInstall is a limited environment. AutoImagrNBI can also create a DMG for restoring to external media such as USB sticks.

Click here to go to AutoImagrNBI’s user guide & download link.

AutoCasperNBI – Release

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If you hang around on JAMFNation, you may have seen the “AutoCasperNBI – open beta” thread.

Well today, (whilst presenting at JNUC2014) I’m happy to announce the full release of AutoCasperNBI.

To all those whom helped throughout the beta, be it via JAMFNation, Twitter, ##osx-server IRC or your own blogs & posts: THANK YOU!

I hope you find the app of some use, & that we can develop it further.

For more information, go to: AutoCasperNBI

ANNOUNCING: ADPassmon v2 fork

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UPDATE: My fork of ADPassMon has now been merged with main & many changes have been made, for more information follow this link. The Wiki on the GitHub project replaces the details below.

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Over the past two posts, I have detailed two issues with 10.9

  1. No Password Expiration Warning At The Login Window
  2. The “Local Items” keychain

In looking at resolving issue 1, I revisited Peter Bukowinski’s excellent ADPassMon. This is a great app, but has never quite suited my environment, as such I grabbed the code off of GitHub & got stuck in.

This has resulted in me, on this most foolish of days & with a nervous excitement, announcing my ADPassMon fork. In time I hope this fork joins the is committed to the main release.

So why did I go to all this trouble? What does it do? Read below.

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