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FileVault 2 status scripts updated for Mavericks

October 27, 2013 Leave a comment

I’ve updated the FileVault 2 status check scripts so that they’re now able to correctly handle Macs running Mavericks. The scripts should now report accurately on the FileVault 2 status of Macs running 10.7.x – 10.9.x.

The changes are now available as part of my regular script. They have also been rolled into both the Casper Extension Attribute and the Absolute Manage Custom Info Item scripts. Use them in good health and please let me know if you find any problems with them.

Keychain Minder on Mavericks

October 27, 2013 Leave a comment

For those folks using Keychain Minder to help your users update their keychain passwords, it continues to work as of 10.9.0.

To show it in operation, I’ve made a short video.

Disabling the iCloud sign-in pop-up message on Lion and later

October 27, 2013 20 comments

Starting in 10.7.2, Apple set the iCloud sign-in to pop up on the first login.

10.7.5 iCloud pop-up message

Screen Shot 2013-10-27 at 9.00.38 AM

10.8.5 iCloud pop-up message

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10.9.0 iCloud pop-up message

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Since having this appear may not be desirable in all Mac environments, it makes sense to be able to turn this off for new user accounts. As part of preparing for Mavericks in my own shop, I’ve developed a script that should disable the iCloud pop-up on 10.7.2 – 10.9.0. See below the jump for the details.

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