Return to Boot Runner from Windows Login

Since Boot Runner functionsin OS X, customers sometimes ask”how can I get the Macback to the Boot Runner selection screen if the last person to use it was running Windows?” There are a few different ways to get Windows to restart automatically and return to the Boot Runner selection screen. How you approach the solution…

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Schedule Boot Camp Windows Maintenance with Boot Runner

A common problem for dual-boot Mac lab administrators is ensuring that all dual boot Macs are booted into Windows during a scheduled maintenance window. Dual-boot Macs may be booted into OS X and never receive the updates required to keep the Windows operating systems secure and in compliance with mandated security policies. Boot Runner helps…

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Adding a Virtual Machine with Boot Runner

Adding a Virtual Machine with Boot Runner With Boot Runner 2.0 we added the ability to use Virtual Machines. Below are the steps to add a virtual machine to the Boot Runner selection screen. Select ’+’ sign to add a new Volume Checkmark ’OS is in a Virtual Machine’ Create a Volume Label This is…

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Setting up Boot Camp with Boot Runner

Setting up Boot Camp with Boot Runner Adding a new volume to Boot Runner is easy. Follow the steps below to add your Boot Camp partition to Boot Runner. Add Volume using ’+’ sign Enter in the Boot Camp Name or Identifier For this example, we will enter in ’disk0s4’ which is the partition slice…

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Automate VM Log Out

Boot Runner 2 supports auto-login to launch virtual machine operating systems automatically. When users log out, shutdown or suspend a virtual machine, it will not log the user out of the OS X account automatically. Boot Runner 2 contains hooks that will help automate the logout of a virtual machine from the host OS X…

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What’s new in Boot Runner 2?

New features in Boot Runner 2 include support for virtual machines and additional selection screen customization options. Automatic login and launch of virtual machine for seamless booting of any operating system from selection screen Return to selection screen on virtual machine logout Restart and shutdown controls for selection screen Add custom icons and graphics to…

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Boot Runner 2 Admin Guide

Table of Contents Boot Runner¬†Overview Installing Boot Runner Users & Groups Settings Selection Screen Configure Selection Screen Volume Options Marquee Options Additional¬†Configuration Boot Runner Menu Bar Managing Boot Runner Configuration Profiles Install Configuration Profile Managed Client for OS X Additional Options Boot Runner Overview¬†back to top^ Boot Runner 2 supports physical startup volumes as well…

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Boot Runner 2 Configuration Profiles

Managing Configuration Profiles Configuration Profiles were introduced in OS X 10.7 Lion and allow for an easy way to configure settings on OS X. Boot Runner includes a sample configuration profile with the application and the key values, described below, can be edited in any text editor. Save the configuration profile to a file that…

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Customizing Boot Runner 2

Table of Contents Selection Screen Options Volume Options Marquee Options Additional Options Customizing Boot Runner 2.0 To customize the Boot Runner Volume Options,open up “Boot Runner Config” on your machine. Selection Screen Options top^ The top third of the preference pane contains settings that affect the look and feel of the Boot Runner Selection Screen:…

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Send Log Files to Support

You will need to enter the Terminal commands to obtain a console log with Boot Runner related events. Please open Terminal and enter: sudo syslog -c 0 -d You will need to enter your administrator password. 1. After doing this, please log off your current user account to view the Boot Runner screen. 2. Log…

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