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Sep
13

Disable iCloud message for new users on first login for OS X Mavericks

Launch Terminal and enter the following:

 

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13

How to set the "Ignore Ownership" for a volume from the terminal

To enable it:

sudo vsdbutil -d /Volumes/VolumeName

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13

How to disable automatic login via the command line

This will remove the autoLoginUser key from the loginwindow preference:
 
defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow autoLoginUser
 
The password file that holds the user's log-in password is called "kcpassword" and is located in the hidden /etc directory at the root of the hard drive. To remove it, you can run the following command:
 
rm /etc/kcpassword
 
You can run these commands via ARD or combine them into a script.
 
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12

How to export parental control settings

Configure all desired parental controls for a user then run these commands as root:

To export the parental controls plist:

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12

How to create a Profile Manager Devices Place Holder Import File

How to create a Profile Manager Devices Place Holder Import File

  1. Create an empty Excel spreadsheet
  2. Add 5 headers in the first row: DeviceName, SerialNumber, IMEI, MEID, UDID
  3. In the next rows add your devices and specs:
    Note: For the iPhones and iPads I only added DeviceName, SerialNumber and IMEI Information
  4. Save the file as a Windows CSV file.
  5. Import the CSV file into Profile Manager
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