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OS X admins: your clients are not getting background security updates

Have I got your attention? The more accurate (and longer) qualifier for this title should actually be: “admins who configure clients to not automatically check for software updates.” From recent discussions in ##osx-server, some of us have determined that OS X’s “system data files and security updates” will only install automatically if a client is […]

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Keeping your OS X VM guest tools current with Munki

I use VMware Fusion to test client software, deployment workflows, and using virtual machines allows me to frequently take and roll back snapshots. Over time, the VMware guest OS tools tend to drift out of date with the version of Fusion, and are reported to need updates/reinstalling. Sometimes when this happens, things like pasteboard synchronization, […]

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More about suppressing diagnostics submissions popups in OS X Yosemite

With OS X Yosemite, Apple added an additional phase to the Setup Assistant: the offer to submit diagnostics info to Apple and third-party developers, which is displayed either as part of a initial setup or upon first login (similar to the iCloud prompt). Those who administer OS X clients typically look to disable such prompts […]

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