I was hoping for some help and guidance. I've been a network engineer for 15 years now. All of my experience is in the Microsoft arena. Lately, my organization has been adopting MAC / Apple products ( iPad, iPhones, etc. ) but we've now gone as far as to purchase our first MAC desktop system, an iMAC.
Having no formal training in administering an iMAC in a Windows AD Domain ( 2008 ) I've been scouring the internet ( Google ) looking for as much information as I can. So far, I've been able to integrate it into our AD Domain and have network users login and have access to their network home directories.
I am, however, suffering in a couple of areas and was hoping that I could get some real world advice on the following:
1) What is the best way for me to administer this computer remotely using my Windows 7 Pro workstation? Example: Remotely connecting to it for help desk and other needs. Currently I use Dameware NT Utilities to remotely connect and administer my PC based workstations. Is there a similar utility for iMAC's that will run on Windows 7?
2) Login scripts... How am I able to accomplish this on a MAC? My PC based workstations use a batch file to map network drives and other things needed at login.
3) What is the best way for me to be able to control the iMAC through Group Policies? Or maybe I should be asking if this is even possible?
I appreciate in advance for any help your able to give! :)
2) Use Automator to create an application and have it run at login.
specifically to mount network drives use "get specified servers"
and add servers as smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/mountfolder add as many as you need.
Then use "Connect to servers"
Save as an application and then in Accounts add to the login items.
Using Automator you will be able to do many other things on startup as well.
Also take a look at this
short but sweet.
I think when you join the site they mention reading those links though. :cool:
I want to buy a zip and jazz drive USB or firewire 400 if they have SCSI aswell it would be a plus. Are all jazz and zip disks the same? I want these to access some old disco from like 1999.
The add-on keypads don't really do it for me no matter how nicely they integrate. It's not the same as a full size keyboard. Sure you get the numpad, but you still don't have proper cursor keys and 6-key pad above the cursors.
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I'm going to install my brand new Intel 320 (120GB) tonight. Should I "zero out" before I install the MacOS? Should I enable TRIM support??
restore and use another iOS version, and simpliest is change new iphone :eek:
With the newer high-end smart phones, I feel like the convergence has already been completed.
Sorry about that - time kinda got away from me :)
Amazon does have a CDN product, but it's not included in the base S3 offering. S3 offers storage services in ONE of Amazon's data centers, but doesn't push-out content across their world-wide network.
To my knowledge, the other solutions offered aren't CDNs and don't offer a CDN product.
To use the WiFi printer, the device that is printing does NOT have to connect to the WiFi router via WiFi. It can connect hard-wired. That means if the WiFi router has a gigabyte switch, the connection to other hard-wired devices will be gigabyte (assuming gigabyte capability in the other device.) So the WiFi speed is not an issue, except when printing. And the WiFi speed will be more than sufficient for printing. You'll also be able to print from both machines.
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Maybe there's a way to have Launchpad open upon startup of your machine by default, then just click open app icons from there, much in the same way Windows users have icons pinned to their desktops?
Looking forward to WWDC in a month when we should get a better idea of what Lion is really going to be like.
Yes, it is true. Launchpad is actually useful for people that come from an iPad to a Mac. They would find something familiar to work with.
In its current incarnation this is really for beginners. If Apple adds more organization features, this could become a really nice way to organize apps.
Neither is what I would call GPU-intensive. As a matter of fact GarageBand '11 runs perfectly happilly on my iMac 1.83 Core Duo with a ATI X1600, and my MacBook White with a Intel X3100 - neither of which is remotely powerful compared to the GPU in my 11" Air. The situation is the same with Logic Pro, however the big downside with an Air is the lack of FireWire. If it fits in your workflow then a MBA w 4/8GB RAM should handle GarageBand/Logic Express/Logic Pro just fine (Heck my low-end 11"/1.4/2GB MBA handles Final Cut Pro for basic editing and even Motion 4 at a pinch, so Graphics definitely shouldn't be an issue).
If this is what iCab did then Apple should have done this a long time ago.