For a number of years I have used the same Imaging workflow, during which time I thought the process was fairly common (with FSTAB being an exception).
However, after speaking to a few fellow Casper Admins it has become clear that my workflow isn’t as common as I thought. So the post below outlines what we do.
UPDATE: AutoDMG makes this process, "stupid easy" so I'm going to move away from the below to using that tool. Also, if you're master distribution point is a JDS you cannot compile configurations. Again AutoDMG to the rescue.
Ever since Casper Admin has allowed for compiling configurations way back in the 10.5/6 days I have been successfully creating an OS.dmg via Casper Admin. I still use this method today & since 10.7 this DMG also includes the Restore Partition.
The end result is an DMG of the OS that has never been booted & is an asr image. Much like DMG’s created by InstaDMG & AutoDMG.
I’m not sure why I seem to be the only one doing this, but below is the how;
I started getting the below error when launching Casper Admin & Remote on my main mac.
This post advises why you may need to update the Adobe Unit Types.osax file & how to do so using Casper.
The Adobe Unit Types.osax file that shipped with Photoshop CS4 and CS3 is a 32-bit component. Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) requires some 64-bit scripting environments.
This file is placed in /Library/ScriptingAdditions/ & can cause Applescripts to fail to run.
Both Adobe & JAMF have posted help docs on how to fix this & this post is to advise how I’ve deployed to corrected osax file to affected machines. Continue reading