Author Archives: Craig Szymanski

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Linux – Add a File extension to files without one

I’m in the middle of upgrading some Linux servers (Debian, Ubuntu) to a version that includes Apache 2.4. The config files and symlinks that are present in many of these have no extension. This is how to add .conf to … Continue reading

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Disable Mission Control Shortcuts via MCX in Workgroup Manager (Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks)

Last year I posted an article on how to disable “Spaces” using MCX (plist). This is a requirement for the “Smarter Balanced Assessments” that we are giving in the schools this spring. This year there is one addition to the .plist that … Continue reading

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Apple Profile Manager Missing Disable Wifi?

I’m in the middle of migrating from WGM to Apple’s MDM/Profile Manager. I was baffled to find that the simple checkbox to disable Wifi and Internet Sharing was missing. When your organization has a bunch of imacs in labs you … Continue reading

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Deploying Firefox v35.0 in the Enterprise vs Macintosh

I’ve used CCK for a while with great success at locking down preferences for firefox on both the Mac and PC platforms at my workplace. Recently though things have gotten very confusing as the development team has moved the location … Continue reading

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Is that website safe?

Let say you are thinking of purchasing something online or you are not sure in general about the safety of a certain website. How can you tell? I just cam across this little page that Google has for their Safe … Continue reading

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Disable Mission Control Shortcuts via MCX in Workgroup Manager (Lion, Mountain Lion)

Due to some standardized testing applications I had a requirement to turn off the Mission Control keyboard shortcuts in Lion and Mountain Lion. To do so I turned them off manually in the keyboard system preferences and then checked ~/Library … Continue reading

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Deleting Troublesome files from Windows Servers

Scenario… If you have a windows server and a mac client, the mac will put resource fork files on your shares. These files sometimes are not removable or even readable by windows. Sometimes a client (Win or Mac) will save … Continue reading

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