What’s New in MDS 1.8

MDS 1.8 adds in a slew of features to make deploying modern 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 Save…

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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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Observing MDS Automaton Keyboard Commands

When configuring an MDS automaton, sometimes it is helpful to observe and confirm the content and timing of the commands it was programmed to send. A simple way to do this is to use the macOS Keyboard Viewer. To open the Keyboard Viewer, go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources. Click on “Show…

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Deploying Xcode CI Servers with MDS

MDS is the fastest way to get a Mac up and running. It can be used with Xcode Continuous Integration (CI) servers for fully automating initial deployment and wipe/reinstall for upgrades and maintenance. MDS MDS automates the install of macOS and packages with the help of the the MDS Automaton. The MDS Automaton attaches to…

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New Features in MDS 1.3

MDS 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 1.3 will officially be released…

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