Increase Tomcat Memory for Clustered JamfPro Web Apps in Linux

Increase Tomcat Memory for Clustered JamfPro Web Apps in Linux

You may want to increase Tomcat memory for clustered JamfPro web apps. By default only 1Gb of memory is allocated to Tomcat. Increasing the memory can significantly improve performance. Normally you would use the database utility to change these settings, but in a clustered environment you have to change either the catalina.sh or setenv.sh scripts on Linux. (For macOS instructions click here.) It is important to check memory allocation for the web app after each update as some releases will reset them back to default….

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New Apple Updates Offer Increased Security and Education Friendly Features

New Apple Updates Offer Increased Security and Education Friendly Features

Apple released a series of security updates yesterday. Updates include macOS, iOS, iWork apps, Classroom, Configurator 2, and Server. Not only do these releases contain bug fixes and security vulnerability patches, but also a number of features that will help schools and education. See detailed lists below. APPLE-SA-2017-03-27-4 iOS 10.3 New restriction to prevent a device from joining unmanaged WiFi networks New restriction for blocking dictation (useful for testing) MDM can now shut down and restart devices MDM can now play a sound with Lost Mode MDM…

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What is Self Service for Mac? – for Eanes ISD

What is Self Service for Mac? – for Eanes ISD

Self Service is your one stop shop for software and utilities on your Mac. This application, sometimes referred to as the Eanes AppStore, is similar to the one on your iPad. With macOS, Self Service has additional capabilities and features to make your computing experience a happy one. To get started, simply follow the steps below. Click on the LaunchPad icon in your Dock (lower left hand corner of the screen).     Self Service takes a few minutes to install after initially logging…

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XProtect Plist Contents macOS 2-5-2017

XProtect Plist Contents macOS 2-5-2017

XProtect Plist Contents macOS from 2-5-2017 are listed below. Files and executables listed below are identified as malware and blocked by macOS. <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”> <plist version=”1.0″> <array> <dict> <key>Description</key> <string>OSX.Hmining.C</string> <key>LaunchServices</key> <dict> <key>LSItemContentType</key> <string>com.apple.application-bundle</string> </dict> <key>Matches</key> <array> <dict> <key>MatchFile</key> <dict> <key>NSURLTypeIdentifierKey</key> <string>public.unix-executable</string> </dict> <key>MatchType</key> <string>Match</string> <key>Pattern</key> <string>554889E54157415653504C8B7F484C8B7750488B5F584889DF{5}4C89FF4C89F64889DA{5}4889C74883C4085B415E415F5D</string> </dict> <dict> <key>MatchFile</key> <dict> <key>NSURLTypeIdentifierKey</key> <string>public.unix-executable</string> </dict> <key>MatchType</key> <string>Match</string> <key>Pattern</key> <string>554889E5415741564154534189CE4889D34889DF{5}4889DF{5}4889CB4889C74889D64889DA4489F1{5}4989C64989D74989CC4889DF{5}4C89F74C89FE4C89E2{5}4889C75B415C415E415F5D</string> </dict> </array> </dict> <dict> <key>Description</key> <string>OSX.Hmining.B</string> <key>LaunchServices</key> <dict> <key>LSItemContentType</key> <string>com.apple.application-bundle</string> </dict> <key>Matches</key>…

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Apple iOS Security Guide – A Must for Read for Any Admin Managing iPads

Apple iOS Security Guide – A Must for Read for Any Admin Managing iPads

Apple iOS Security Guide was last published in May 2016. Though there have been many advancements, the information contained in the guide is fundamental to enterprise admins interested in keeping iOS devices secure. To get your copy, click here. Every iOS device combines software, hardware, and services designed to work together for maximum security and a transparent user experience. iOS protects not only the device and its data at rest, but the entire ecosystem, including everything users do locally, on networks, and with key Internet services. This iOS…

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macOS Man Pages from Apple Developer

macOS Man Pages from Apple Developer

There are many useful features of macOS that must be accessed by using commands in the Terminal app. These can include anything from fixing file permissions to LDAP binding settings. Luckily there is documentation about each one of these commands and how to use them, the man (manual) pages. Man pages are sets of instructions and examples of these Terminal commands you can use in macOS. Man Pages from Apple’s Developer site contains HTML versions of the OS X, OS…

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Apple TV Settings for Deployment in Schools

Apple TV Settings for Deployment in Schools

At Eanes ISD, we have a standard set of Apple TV Settings for schools that we prefer to use. The goal is that teachers will be able to use the device without having to do any configuration. Ideally, teachers get to concentrate on teaching and not “futzing” with setting up technology. There are a number of ways to configure these, but the list below seems to work well for our teachers. Setting these up involves a couple of stages. Apple Configurator 2 allows us…

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Uninstalling Silverlight Player for Mac

Uninstalling Silverlight Player for Mac

This how-to article will walk you through uninstalling silverlight player for the Mac. Silverlight is a Microsoft video technology for streaming media. It can be a required install when using services in Edu settings like Hudl. If Silverlight doesn’t work often simply installing the latest version will help. However, there may be times when it is best to remove the previous versions and then install the latest patch. The Terminal commands below will remove Silverlight. I like to do these one at a…

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tvOS and iOS Restrictions Allowed by Apple for MDM

tvOS and iOS Restrictions Allowed by Apple for MDM

The list* below includes the tvOS and iOS restrictions you can use to create profiles to lock down or allow various apps, content and settings on managed iPads and Apple TV devices. The first list includes the restrictions for the basic iOS native or general settings. Then come the Application Restrictions. Last are the Media Settings. A list of tvOS specific restriction and restrictions common to both tvOS and iOS follow. This list comes from Jamf Pro MDM, but many MDM systems can do the…

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RePartitioning a Cranky USB Drive in Mac OS X with CLI

RePartitioning a Cranky USB Drive in Mac OS X with CLI

Sometimes when you try to repartition a USB drive in Disk Utility in OS X, the “partition” option is greyed out. When this happens there is a simple CLI command that will fix the issue. First identify which disk is mounted by looking at the details in Disk Utility. Then modify the “diskX” in the command below replacing “X” with the number of the mounted drive. I will demonstrate an example below. Command: diskutil partitionDisk diskX 1 GPT HFS+ new disk R   In the…

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