What’s New in MDS 1.9

New Features in MDS 1.9: First User Log In Packages Installation: Packages can now be specified to install when the first user logs in. Some macOS packages expect a user account to exist and a home directory to have been created. Using this new feature, packages can be installed right when the first user is…

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What’s New in MDS 1.8.1

MDS 1.8.1 includes various bug fixes Fixed issue where SSH key was not copied correctly to user home Fixed issue with packages installed with the workflow Fixed issues where home directory didn’t exist for additional scripts Fixed regression where blank password did not work Added additional sample script to show how resources can be copied…

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Use MDS to Set Up macOS Dock and Background Image

MDS can be configured to set up a macOS Dock and Background image. The Dock is configured by using a preference file from a Mac that already has the Dock configured. The Background Image is set by creating a configuration profile that uses a custom background image. Sample Scripts Inside the MDS installer Disk Image…

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What’s New in MDS 1.8

MDS 1.8 adds in a slew of features to make deploying modern Macs fast. Resource and Workflow Syncing In environments with a central IT or with remote offices, MDS 1.8 makes it easy to define workflows and resources and sync them to remote locations. Define your workflows and settings as you always have then select…

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New Features in MDS 1.7

Hosting Munki Repository Munki is a set of tools that, used together with a webserver-based repository of packages and package metadata, can be used by OS X administrators to manage software installs (and in many cases removals) on OS X client machines. MDS 1.7 can now create a Munki repository, host the repository over with…

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New Features in MDS 1.6

Webserver for Hosting Images A folder can now be selected to host disk images over HTTP. The webserver starts when the checkbox is selected and there is a valid path specified. Files in the folder can be viewed in a browser by clicking on the URL that appears below it. To use the URL, mount…

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What’s New in MDS 1.5

New Features Quickly set up and provision Macs with MDS 1.5. We’ve added in a bunch of new features in MDS 1.5 to make MDS even easier and faster. Script and Profile Ordering Scripts and Profiles can now be specified to be run or installed before or after packages from the specified folder are installed….

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MDS 1.4 New Features

Major Features MDS 1.4 adds in more options and refines the current features. Updated Workflow UI Ability to create user including long name, short name, password, UID, and SSH key Prompt for computer name or set as serial number Skip Setup Assistant with option to configure to allow Location Services automatically Skip User Privacy and…

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How to Set Up Arduino IDE For MDS Automaton

Since MDS software is open source, it allows the community the option to try modifying its code to meet special situations. One such example might be to modify the behavior of the Arduino used to enter keyboard commands. To do so, one must install and configure the Arduino IDE app. The Adafruit site has a…

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