Category: MDS

MDS Update v4.3

June 22, 2022

MDS is a system for easily deploying a large number of Mac devices. Version 4.3 has the following updates: Converted Download macOS to use Mist …

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Installing PHP 7 on macOS 12 Monterey

January 7, 2022

macOS 12 (Monterey) removed PHP7 in Apple’s ongoing effort to remove scripting languages from macOS. Any applications that required PHP 7 broke. MDS, our macOS …

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Mounting Target Volume Read-Write in macOS Recovery

December 14, 2021

When installing a package in macOS Recovery on macOS 12 Monterey, the installer requires that the target volume is mounted read/write. To accomplish this in …

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What’s New in MDS 4.0

June 8, 2021

Apple Silicon support With the release of macOS Big Sur 11.2, third-party utilities are now able to run in the M1 recovery mode. MDS can …

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MDS 4 Administrator Guide

June 7, 2021

Overview MDS is a macOS application that creates the resources needed to automate the install of macOS and initial software packages. Recent Macs do not …

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MDM Device Info Users List

September 23, 2020

Change Password will only change the selected user account password if the Mac has been enrolled via Device Enrollment and the user account was created …

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MDM Profile User Account Guide

September 23, 2020

MDM only supports creating a single user via the initial profile. You can create additional users as part of an MDS workflow. If you create …

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Troubleshooting Deployment Enrollment (DEP) for macOS by Viewing the Activation Record

May 29, 2020

Deployment Enrollment is part of Apple Business Manager and Apple School manager and provides a way for Macs (and iOS devices) to get some initial …

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MDS Admin Guide

May 27, 2020

Note: This unmaintained guide is for an unsupported version of MDS on our website for archival purposes. To view the most recent MDS Admin Guide, …

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Configure MDS Automaton

May 27, 2020

This is an older version of the Configuration document. For the latest version, please visit https://twocanoes.com/mds-setup. The MDS Automaton automates the keyboard presses needed to …

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