lemire (5th September 2012)
1.) We will be using AdmitMac for binding our AD with OS X, should this be installed and setup during the creation of the Default User? I would assume yes?
The computers should be bound to AD after they have been imaged. This way they get entered into AD with the computer name given to the computer. We use Deploy Studio which does it all for us. After imaging the computer restarts and it automatically binds to AD, OD & then installs the DeepFreeze seed we have created. Install DF after the computer is imaged just makes for a cleaner install.
2.) We will be also using DeepFreeze for Mac, I would assume we install and freeze workstations once we have completed the whole process?
Se answer to #1 :-)
3.) We currently Map (I know, Mount) several shares based on user profile, anything to take in consideration or be aware of on the Mac side of things?
Mapping can be easy but I find that though the shares mount as a drive it will put the server in the side list in the finder. If the user tries to click on the server they will see more than they should though they will only have access to what they should. I hide "Servers" from the finder window. This way they just see the mounted shares that they are suposed to see.
4.) We will be using Jamf Composer and Imaging suite, anything here to take into consideration or be aware of?
We use Deploy Studio and though I played around with Jamf I never just stayed with DS so not really sure what there is now to look at with the product.
5.) Sounds like you install all the software and configure to your taste, then go though the process of creating the default profile, quite similar to Windows creation of default profile.
Yes though sysprep for Windows 7 is a nightmare .... sorry, I mean garbage IMO haha. Worked better in Windows XP though yes it has a few good options for 7. i just created this script as it really just runs a number of commands to clean up the profile and to run tasks for you rather than sitting there and running each task on your own. You can add to the script if there is anything else you would like to to add for the process.
lemire (5th September 2012)
Cool, thanks again Carter for your support and time. I may be back shortly with some additional Q's once I get things rolling!
Hi Carter, went though the steps implicitly, at the point of running your script... I get this message " The action "run shell script" encountered an error. Check the actions properties and try running the workflow again.
Running 10.7.4. You prompt response would be greatly appreciated as we are sitting here dead in water until we get an answer
O.K. create a default user called "defaultuser" the error is cp:/users/default/*: No such file or directory (1)
so it looks like the name of our defaultuser is the culprit? can we modify the script? or should we blow up that defaultuser account and create default?
Where you have Automator open you should see all the commands That run. just change the user "default" to the username u use and save as an application.
Yep, we got it to work Carter... Magnificient amount of work you saved us.. Cheers to you!
Question, where did you get those wallpaper images on your youtube demos? The Racer, the Robot, the Frog and the broken down carscape sceen? Is it possible to get?
Thanks again for your help!
it works...thanks for the template and it really help us.
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Here are the ones you asked about Carter's Wallpapers - Imgur
Can you try downloading this one and give it a try http://dl.dropbox.com/u/121843/Lion_...le_Aug2012.zip
I have a computer imaging right now and I will give this a try. I only use AD accounts so I've never tried with an LDAP user but will give this a quic
I don't have permission to edit the post with the links so I've reported it to see if a MOD can change them for me. Hope to have the update links there soon.
Had same problem, runned all line of the script by copying them from automator to terminal window, worked but did not do what i thought it should 1st im running osx 10.7.2 and /User/default doesn't exist, so i assumed "default" refer to the username under which you did the configuration of the workspace, 2nd instead of cleaning the folder under English.lproj wouldn't you be better running a cleaner before login off (like onyx) 3rd for those that are not using the mac with an English interface you can change the English.lproj to French.lproj or whatever is your language assuming you refer to the folder User Template to name it. Thanks for this doc though it helped me understand the default profile
Is there an easy way to accomplish the same thing on Mountain Lion?
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