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New Features in MDS 1.3

Last Updated On March 06, 2019MDS 1.3 introduces an enhanced version of Imagr to support folder paths, setting computer name when first running a workflow, and a new Automaton feature to reflash the firmware without pressing the programming button. You are also able to change the name of the disk image volume in preferences. MDS…

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MDS Automaton

Last Updated On March 02, 2019The Mac Deploy Stick Automaton is used to send commands to a Mac for fast and easy setup of a large number of Macs. The MDS Automaton comes with an enclosure and a USB cable for easy setup. Features Adafruit ItsyBitsy microcontroller (preconfigured and installed in enclosure) Microcontroller enclosure USB…

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Refactoring MDS Package Folder Path Config

Last Updated On February 28, 2019We are currently developing a new way for MDS to handle the Packages & Apps path. Currently, when a user creates an MDS workflow and selects a value for “Packages & Apps Folder”, this is written to the Imagr configuration file by scanning the specified folder contents and writing information…

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MDS Automaton Command Line Interface

Last Updated On February 25, 2019The MDS Automaton has a command line interface for changing modes and viewing/changing settings. In order to use the command line interface, download a serial terminal. In this article, the serial terminal Serial is used, but any serial terminal with the same settings should work. Setting up Serial Download Serial…

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New Features in MDS 1.2

Last Updated On February 20, 2019MDS is the fastest way to get Macs up and running. MDS 1.2 introduces import/export, package only installs, and more. MDS 1.2 will officially be released as a beta this week and a full release about a week after that. If you want to try it now, head over to…

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New Features in MDS 1.1

Last Updated On February 14, 2019MDS is the fastest way to get Macs up and running. MDS 1.1 introduces a large number of new features that have been requested by Mac Administrators. MDS 1.1 will officially be released as a beta this week and a full release about a week after that. If you want…

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Activating Mac Deploy Stick

Last Updated On January 23, 2019Once you install the app and launch it, you’ll be presented with an option to purchase or activate : Enter the license key by clicking “Activate License” and enter in any email address and the license key: Click Activate and you will now have a fully activated copy of Mac Deploy…

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Automaton Bundle

Last Updated On January 18, 2019We are considering offering a bundle for all the pieces for an Mac Deploy Stick Automaton. If you are interested, please fill out the form. If we get more than 100 people interested, the bundle will become a reality. There is no commitment, but please only fill it the form…

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Smart Card Utility More Info

Last Updated On December 01, 2018Configuring Smart Card Authentication https://developer.apple.com/documentation/cryptotokenkit/configuring_smart_card_authentication Configure macOS for smart card-only authentication https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208372 macOS Slot Requirements Usage Slot PIN Required Required for macOS PIN Authentication 9A Once Yes Digital Signature 9C Always Recommended Key Manageement (KMK) 9D Once Yes Card Authentication 9E Never No Retired Key Management 82-95 Once No Retired…

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Issue: Winclone not showing Boot Camp in Sources

Last Updated On November 29, 2018If you launch Winclone and do not see any Boot Camp sources, you can try the following items to resolve the issue. 1.  Open Disk Utility and verify the boot camp shows up.  If it does, make sure it is mounted.  If not, click the “Mount” button: 2.  If the…

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Running Windows from an External Drive

Last Updated On November 12, 2018First, some excellent user videos for migrating to Thunderbolt or USB3.0 Drives: How to Install Windows 10 Boot Camp External SSD USB 3.0 drive There are some general considerations for runningWindows Boot Camp from an external drive: 1. The Windows operating system must supportEFI booting. Windows 7 is not compatible…

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Migrate Windows 10 to an External Drive

Last Updated On November 08, 2018Introduction The focus of this document is on the process of migrating an existing Windows 10 Boot Camp partition from the internal drive to a bootable external drive using Winclone 7. Storage and Migration Scenarios for Windows 10 using Winclone 7 Migrate Boot Camp from internal to external bootable drive…

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Winclone 7.3 Released

Last Updated On November 01, 2018 We just released Winclone 7.3, and it has minor updates to the user interface and progress bar. We also added in offline license validation for customers that use Winclone in environments without network access (like air-gap Macs and some education environments). Full list of updates: Offline license validation Fix…

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Prepare Windows with Sysprep in a Virtual Machine

Last Updated On October 25, 2018 Introduction If a Windows restore does not start up due to new hardware not being detected, it can be resolved by running Sysprep. Sysprep will force Windows to re-discover devices and hardware. If Windows is in a state where it cannot be booted, it is possible to boot Windows…

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Tips for Preparing a Boot Camp Migration

Last Updated On October 24, 2018Moving Windows to new hardware can introduce problems, many of which can be addressed at the source before the migration. The single most likely problem for Windows after a migration is incompatibility of the hardware device drivers. Windows 10 has proven to be less problematic than previous versions when moved…

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Winclone License Key Registration Issues

Last Updated On October 01, 2018If you are trying to activate Winclone and are getting an error message such as “Registration Error: Invalid License Key”, there are some steps you can take to resolve the issue: Check network connectivity Our activation servers are located at v3.paddleapi.com. Check that you are able to reach this server in…

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Boot Runner 3.1 Update

Last Updated On September 24, 2018 Boot Runner 3.1 adds in additional keys for customizing the Marquee font, as well as new functionality for Linux booting.Boot Runner 3.1 is a free update for Boot Runner 3 customers or customers with a current Boot Runner support contract. Download the current version at https://profile.twocanoes.com. New Keys The…

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Winclone 7.2 Update

Last Updated On September 21, 2018The Winclone 7.2 update includes the following new features: Incremental Imaging Scheduler: Automatically update a Winclone image on a set schedule. Added the ability to re-associate a Windows volume with an incremental image file. Made Winclone Pro images self-extracting by default. Compatibility with Deploy Studio and other client management systems…

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