Running sudo commands in Automator

If you're wondering how to run sudo (for privilege escalation) commands in Automator, this is one way to do it. Launch up Automator (of course). Find Run AppleScript in the library of actions. Then, drag it over to the workflow area on the right. By default, Automator will put in some script structure for you […]

Fix ownership of copied folders for Active Directory Macs

Warning This script does some serious system modifications. If you don't know what you're doing, ask questions in the comments. Don't just run this script if you don't understand what it does or how it's doing it. This also assumes short usernames match up with user folder names, which they usually do. What issue this […]

Authentication failed on changing admin accounts for ARD machine

I encountered an odd thing. I had ARD set to remote into a few workstations. I was doing some account cleanup on them and changed the admin accounts. In System Preferences Sharing, I still had it that all admins could remote in, but after deleting an admin account and adding a new one, I couldn't […]

Reset Printing System on Mac

If you're having printing issues with multiple printers (not just one or two), you may want to reset the printing system (Warning: this will remove your installed printers, and you'll have to install them again). Go to System Preferences. Select Printers & Scanners. Right-click on a printer and then select Reset printing system.... Re-add the […]

Get back the old Numbers default Print View

One of our users likes to see a print preview by default in Numbers. This was available in the older version of Numbers, but it's gone from the newer version of Numbers. Unfortunately, the most viable solution for this is just to keep using the old version of Numbers. If you're complaining about this issue, […]

Exporting GarageBand to Google Drive on the iPad

When you try to share a GarageBand project out from the iPad, the immediately apparent options may include only Facebook, SoundCloud, and YouTube (yes, even if you select the More option). If you want to export your project to Google Drive, you may have to take a few extra steps. Select your project by either […]