Category Archives: Mac OS X

New Caching Server in OS X 10.8 Server

Last night Apple has released OS X Server Version 2.2, which includes the brand-new Caching service.

If you activate the Caching service, it caches all Apple software updates as well as all apps provided by the Mac App Store as soon as a client requests to download them.

Easily fix permission and sync issues with mobile home directories and SMB shares

If you use mobile home directories on Mac OS X 10.6 or OS X 10.7 with Windows Server 2008 R2 based SMB home shares, you can run into permission issues during home sync.

How to make Lion and Mountain Lion clients work with Active Directory computer lists

In Harald Monihart’s and my (german) O’Reilly book “Professionelles Mac-Client-Management in Windowsumgebungen” we describe how to use computer lists in Active Directory to manage your Mac clients.

To make this work, you need to extend your AD schema. We describe this process in our book, but you can also read it in our free sample chapter on the O’Reilly site.