hdiutil: create failed – error -5341

Usually if I have an .app I want to import into Munki, I just use munkiimport nameofapp.app, and Munki automatically creates a read-only disk image (.dmg) with the .app inside. For some reason, with the mBlock.app, I kept getting a 5341 error. I tried this workaround, but I still got the same error. What worked […]

Using a terminal command to disable App Store automatic checks

If you want to automate disabling the App Store auto check, the terminal equivalent of System Preferences > App Store > Automatically check for updates is sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist AutomaticCheckEnabled -bool falseThis is handy to know in case you're managing updates a different way (e.g., Munki) and don't want your users pestered with update […]

Preparing SonicWALL Mobile Connect for Munki

I've found NetExtender (Packaging NetExtender for Munki) to be a little less buggy than SonicWALL Mobile Connect, but NetExtender is pretty much non-functioning in El Capitan, so I'm looking at possibly deploying SonicWALL Mobile Connect in the future. The import process into Munki for the .app is fairly straightforward. You install SonicWALL Mobile Connect from […]

Disable auto-updates for Firefox when deploying using Munki and AutoPkg

Note before you begin Acknowledgements Why you should do this The actual procedure Caveat Thunderbird The CCK2 method Note before you begin If you know nothing about Munki or AutoPkg, then this page will be of little use to you. If you're interested in a basic setup tutorial, check out the Absolute beginner’s guide to […]

Fixing ffmpeg for Munki (allowUntrusted)

Apparently the version of ffmpeg that the Audacity Team wants you to install for Audacity has an invalid or expired signature, which now prevents Munki from installing it. The best solution (workaround) I've found is (author of Munki) Greg Neagle's own: FIXING PACKAGES WITH EXPIRED SIGNATURES

Upgrading to Yosemite using Managed Software Center (Munki)

If you're running an older version of OS X (e.g., Mavericks or Mountain Lion) and the tech department is telling you to use Managed Software Center to upgrade to Yosemite, this is how you do it. Prerequisites Set aside time for this upgrade. Keep in mind the entire process can take between 45-90 minutes. You […]

Packaging Logger Pro for Munki

Vernier, the company that produces Logger Pro, is quite generous in terms of its licensing. Schools can pay an affordable site license fee, and that includes the license for not only school computers but even for students to put it on their home computers (Logger Pro 3 site license allows your students to install Logger […]

Terminal command to mark a Munki optional install for installation

If you're a beginning Munki administrator, you're probably pretty familiar with adding software to these categories: Managed Installs: Software that has to be installed on the client machine and does not appear as an optional install to be removed. Managed Uninstalls: Software that must be removed, so if it's installed will be force-removed from the […]

Disable Adobe CC Welcome Screen for All Users

Adobe has a little text file that will suppress the welcome screen for some of its products: Troubleshoot the Welcome Screen The instructions are for Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 (and randomly the suggestion for Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 is to use the GUI to disable it via checkbox instead of having an automated scripted way). […]