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Python Notes for Mac OS X

I started helping my users with using Python on Mac OS X. This post will be a work in progress. I will add to it when I learn more about using Python on Mac OS…

Command Line Installation of Legacy Java on Mac

There are a few apps which still require the legacy Java to work. If you need to install the legacy Java using command line. Follow these steps. curl -Lo javaforosx.dmg "http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1572/en_US/javaforosx.dmg" hdiutil attach javaforosx.dmg sudo installer -pkg…

Macs Running Yosemite Freeze on Booting

We recently had some reports about Macs freeze on booting. The computers are all running the latest Yosemite. Here are the possible fixes for this problem. I listed them here with the detailed instructions on Apple's…

Mac OS X Mavericks Network Issues

Some users reported networking issues on the latest Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks. I got this tip from my colleague, and it seems to fix the intermittent network problem. The fix is to create or edit…

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How to Delete a Local User Using Command…

One user reported that she could not log on using her regular network account on a particular Mac computer. Her account worked on all other computers but not on this one computer. If we configured…

Mac OS X: Enable an AD User to…

Most of our Macs are bound to AD now. One common task I have to do is to enable an AD user to manage the computer. You can do it through the GUI, but the…