All posts by CJ "JAMF Jr." Johnson

Mac Domain Join Update

The process for joining CN Mac computers to the domain has been updated. The domain join through casper now uses an account that we control that lives on the ONID domain. The domain join policy is set up to join all CN Mac computers to onid/delegated/tss/information services/client services/OSU Computer Helpdesk/Computers/CN Mac Computers. After joining a machine to the domain, verify that it is indeed in that location.

The domain bind policy can be found in Casper Self Service.

Remember: Joining macs are still only to be done in extreme circumstances of multiple (4+) users.

As always, if you have any questions feel free to ask away!


Casper Self Service Updates

The following applications have been updated to the latest version in Self Service:

  • VLC (2.2.4)
  • Google Chrome (54)
  • Google Earth (7.1)
  • Firefox (ESR 45)

Due to lack of use and out of date software, the following application policies have been retired in Self Service:

  • Google Drive
  • Skype
  • Office 2011

If anyone has any questions, feel free to let me know!


Skype for Business for Mac now in Self Service

I have created a package and policy for Skype for Business, the long awaited replacement for the Lync client. The policy uninstalls the old lync client and installs Skype for Business.

Currently it is only available via Self Service for machines running El Cap or Sierra. I am working on getting the images updated as well.

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!


Casper Update: Screen Connect Client update on macs

I have created a new policy to update the screenconnect client on all macs to the latest version (6.) This policy also runs a script to add the client to trusted applications. Once this policy is ran, users should no longer have issues running the client when trying to establish a session, even when logged into a non administrator account.

The policy will go live to all machines tonight. It will be completely silent on the user side of things. They will not see any sort of change on their machine.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to shoot me an email:

DeployStudio image updated 8/25/2016

Late yesterday afternoon I updated the El Capitan image on DeployStudio. I trimmed the image down to under 14gb. All standard software is up to date. This image is El Capitan version 10.11.6.

First deployment took a total of 12 minutes. Results may vary depending on hardware and how many machines are currently imaging.

If anyone has any comments, concerns, suggestions, improvements, or requests email me at