- About MacNews
- Category Reviews
- Tech Support
- Connect Tools
Apple software uses particular TCP and UDP ports that security software or specific network configurations might block on your computer. Use these steps to find out if TCP ports are blocked or unreachable.| Read more »
After upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011 or Late 2011), the F1 and F2 keys may no longer control the brightness of the computer's built-in display.| Read more »
To All Sydney Mac Admins,Our 2nd Meeting of the year is scheduled for the 26th February.We have a booking at 6pm for the Fulton Room at Hart’s Pub, Corner of Essex & Gloucester St, The Rocks.Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get together with your fellow Sydney Mac Admins. We have a good range of admins attending with representatives from small (20-50 users) and large (thousands of users) environments, to companies with offices throughout the world, universities and non-profits.The meeting usually runs for a few hours, so if you can’t make it by 6pm, we will still be there until at least 9pm.If you can’t make next Wednesday, we are planning on meeting monthly on the last Wednesday of the month.Email Marcus Rowell to register your interest or for more information.About Marcus RowellMarcus Rowell is a Mac Systems Administrator and IT generalist who is... | Read more »
When trying to deploy an app purchased using the Volume Purchase Program (VPP), Apple Configurator may state “Unable to redeem code”. The detailed message includes “Please enter your Apple ID and password to redeem your code”, or “MZFinance.RedeemCodeSrvLoginRequired”, along with error code 5103.| Read more »
While attempting to use the Mac App Store on your Mac, you may see the message, "Cannot connect to the app store. An internet connection is required." There are a few different situations that can cause this message to appear. Please consider each of the following situations and their potential resolutions.| Read more »
For many reasons, you may find yourself needing to start a new Mavericks Open Directory server from scratch. In this article, I’ll go over how to import your existing users from an older Open Directory server and import them to your new Mavericks server. I will also use a tool called Passenger to import known passwords for your users. In my environment, I have a Mountain Lion Profile Manager 2 server which also runs Open Directory. This server was originally a Lion Server, with user accounts imported from a Snow Leopard Open Directory server. I imported these users to the Lion server with Workgroup Manager. I had to do this, because Lion Server was so incredibly broken that migrations, archive/restores, simply did NOT work. So Exporting/Importing via Workgroup Manager was my only solution.However, much to my dismay, because I had imported my users with Workgroup Manager, many Service ACLs were borked. For example, my Open Directory users could not access... | Read more »
Seb Nash makes his hosting debut, joined by Luis Giraldo of Ook Enterprises. They talk about how Luis got to where he is, consultants as salespeople, and the perils of wireless deployments at tech conferences. Launching his product MonkeyBox gets a fair amount of airtime, and we see some of the behind the scenes process of getting a software project developed and shipped. We’re back!Linksies:http://ook.co/http://pebbleit.com/https://monkeybox.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200574646-Importing-Devices-from-System-Information-Files-Mac-Luis’ presentation from MacSysAdmin 2012 -http://docs.macsysadmin.se/2012/... | Read more »
Some Windows customers may experience installation issues while trying to install or open iTunes 11.1.4.
Symptoms may include:
"The program can't start because MSVCR80.dll is missing from your computer"
"iTunes was not installed correctly. Please reinstall iTunes. Error 7 (Windows Error 126)”
"Runtime Error: R6034 - An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly"
"Entry point not found: videoTracks@QTMovie@@QBE?AV?$Vector@V?$RefPtr@VQTTrack@@@***@@$0A@VCrashOnOverf low@@***@@XZ could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\WebKit.dll”
When installing Windows 8 on an iMac (Late 2013) or Mac Pro (Late 2013), installation may not complete if you use an optical disc for installation. Instead, you are prompted to "press any key" or the computer restarts back to OS X.| Read more »
An Apple ID is your user name for everything you do with Apple, like using the iTunes Store, the App Store, iCloud, FaceTime, and much more.
If you don’t already have an Apple ID, you can create one whenever you’re asked to sign in. Or just visit appleid.apple.com.
More: Apple ID support
Have experience on a Mac or iOS system administrator topic and want to share? We are looking for engaging, well-crafted sessions that showcase the latest tools and strategies for managing Macs and iOS devices.If you are interested in the opportunity to present a session or two, please submit your proposals soon here:<http://macadmins.psu.edu/conference/submit-proposals/>The deadline to submit session proposals for the 2014 Penn State MacAdmins Conference is Friday, February 28, with about one month left to go!Accepted session speakers will receive a free conference registration.Don’t wait too long, submit today!Sign up for our MacAdmins Conference Newsletter for the latest news.- Penn State MacAdmins Conference TeamAbout ... | Read more »