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Fixing authentication failure in Startup Security Utility

After migrating my 2018 MacBook Pro from a 2017 MacBook Pro, I found that I could no longer authenticate in the Startup Security Utility on the recovery partition of 10.13 (High Sierra). The 2018 MacBook Pro had FileVault turned on and the 2017 MacBook Pro did not. I investigated some different methods to resolve this, and…

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MacAdmin Sticker Pack Now Available on iOS!

At this year’s PennState MacAdmin conference, we gave out over 500 sticker packs to attendees, and folks loved them. Since we had the graphics and people enjoyed them so much, we created stickers for iMessage on iOS and put them up in the App Store. Show your #macadmin love by download the stickers now on…

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Automating macOS and Package installation from the Recovery Partition

With the death of netboot and imaging, there is a need for automated refreshing of the macOS and initial package installation. Apple is moving towards using DEP and MDM, but that is not applicable for all scenarios, and tools such a bootstrappr and installr have come up to fill a need. These command line tools run…

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Disable SIP quickly

Update: It looks like this no longer works and was deemed a security issue and fixed. Booting into Recovery mode can take a while since the UI has to load and a full disk check is done.  There is a way to get into SIP faster: by going into single user mode in the recovery…

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PSU MacAdmins 2018

The 2018 MacAdmins conference is coming up fast and we are pulling out all the stops. We have a bunch of new updates and products to show off: Winclone 7 Pro: Enterprise Boot Camp Windows 10 Deployment. We have some exciting new developments on using Microsoft images and services to deploy Windows 10 to Macs, including…

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Imaging Boot Camp with SCCM

I am really proud of the work we did on getting Macs to boot into a WinPE environment and imaging via MDT / SCCM. Check out the web seminar I did earlier this week that shows setting up a package to boot macs to WinPE.

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Road to Winclone 7

Today we released Winclone 7, and it is the most ambitious release yet. Winclone images, migrates, and restores Boot Camp partitions on the Mac, both for consumers and for mass deployment in enterprise environments.

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Twocanoes Releases Winclone 7 Boot Camp Imaging App for macOS

Twocanoes Software has released Winclone 7, a major upgrade to its award-winning Boot Camp imaging and migration software for the Mac. Winclone 7 features incremental imaging, a brand new interface, support for Microsoft MDT/SCCM and automatic configuration of Windows during the imaging process.

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Newsletter Vol. 14

We updated Winclone, Boot Runner, TCM and Certificate Request this month. We also have some new support documents. Newsletter subscribers also receive 30% on updates and new software.

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Introducing Certificate Request

We are releasing a new app here at Twocanoes Software, and this is one that is especially exciting for me. The app is called Certificate Request and it makes it a breeze to get digital certificate from Active Directory to your key on your Mac.

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TCM 1.1: Screen Sharing

We just released TCM 1.1 with a huge new feature: Screen Sharing. We have seen a bunch of folks in education loving it and see TCM as “Apple Classroom for Macs”. It was missing one key feature, though: screen sharing. So with the release of TCM 1.1, instructors and IT folks can automatically start screen sharing and connect to student macs with a click of a button.

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Twocanoes Software releases Certificate Request for macOS

Naperville, Illinois – Twocanoes Software is pleased to announce the release of Certificate Request, an innovative and powerful utility for the Mac that is used to request and install digital X.509 certificates directly from Active Directory. This utility automatically discovers all the required information from Active Directory. Once authenticated, requesting a digital certificate is a…

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Switching between File-based (WIM) and Block-Based imaging in Winclone 6

Winclone 6 can clone and restore in 2 different modes: file-based (WIM) or block-based.  The differences are covered in the kbase article here. By default, Winclone 6 creates images using file-based imaging. If there are issues with the meta-data on a file (such as corrupt permissions, date, etc), Winclone may fail to complete the clone….

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Getting a Machine Kerberos Ticket on macOS without binding

The TCS Cert Request tool can be used to request a certificate from Active Directory Certificate authority.  A normal operation is to request a certificate as either a user or the computer. Both require a valid Kerberos ticket. Getting a kerberos ticket as an macOS user is easy. You just need to know the user…

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How the AD Certificate Profile got into macOS when I was at Apple

I have created a macOS command line tool called “tcscertrequest” that submits requests to a Microsoft Certificate Authority from the macOS command line. The request is sent the same way it would be sent from a Windows computer so no modifications to the Windows infrastructure is required to work with the Mac. The history of…

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SecureBoot & the 2017 iMac Pro

SecureBoot One of the areas that Apple has made big improvements with the release of the 2017 iMac Pro is the introduction of SecureBoot.  SecureBoot is a process where the firmware validates the bootloader prior to loading.  It is at the start of the chain of trust that ensures that code that gets run (drivers, kernel,…

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Missing Windows Drivers

When moving Boot Camp from one computer to another, missing drivers can cause problems. Anything from the keyboard and mouse not working to Windows not booting. In fact, newer Macs require a SSD driver for Windows to boot correctly. Thankfully, you can inject drivers right into a Winclone image so that when you restore the…

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