Last week, I gave a presentation on criteria for evaluating partners, managing revenue streams and partner channel programs. The presentation, given on May 4th, is available below.
The file is ACES_Partners
krypted May 12th, 2016
As promised, here’s my presentation on becoming an Apple-centric Managed Services Provider that I gave at ASMC last week. ASMC_MSP
krypted May 11th, 2016
One of my favorite things to do every year is head to Gothenburg to see Tycho, Patrik, and the rest of the wonderful country of Sweden (and city of Gothenburg). It’s a great city and Tycho does a great job to curate MacSysAdmin into an informative conference. And, the site is now live to buy your tickets for the 2016 event!
It’s one of those conferences that sells out, so don’t wait too long to pick up your ticket! 🙂
krypted May 10th, 2016
Thanks again to everyone at Amsys for putting on such a wonderful conference and for inviting me to be involved. And for making the videos available to anyone!
krypted May 9th, 2016
I’ve now installed Windows Server 2012 without a GUI a number of times. And I always seem to end up needing that GUI eventually. So, to get Windows as a feature in Windows Server, use the following command to fire up a powershell environment, entering the admin password when prompted:
runas /user:administrator powershell.exe
Then let’s install all the Windows Features with the word GUI in them:
Get-WindowsFeature -Name *gui* | Install-WindowsFeature -Restart
The server will then reboot and you’ll be looking at a login window. To remove, you can just enter the following:
Get-WindowsFeature -Name *gui* | Remove-WindowsFeature -Restart
krypted May 8th, 2016
Posted In: Windows Server
The serveradmin command can also be used to run commands. For example, to reset the service to factory defaults, backup then delete the configuration files for each site and then run the following command:
sudo serveradmin command web:command=restoreFactorySettings
This is pretty timely as I’ve seen a very high rate of pretty messed up configurations from the Server 4 to Server 5 upgrades. Basically, what seems to happen is that older servers, that were running let’s say Server 2 and Server 3 and Server 4 and now Server 5 will have a little cruft. Sites with older configurations that are incompatible with the latest proxy-based config. And finding the specific problem vs the time it takes to just reset and rebuild any specific settings is rarely worth it. So, there ya’ go. If you get errors like “Websites are turned off. An administrator can turn them on using the Server application.” when you try to view any page other than the index.html page of a custom site, then you can probably just trash the config and go from there.
krypted May 7th, 2016
Posted In: Mac OS X Server
krypted May 6th, 2016
I’ve been a huge fan of Google Apps for awhile. For this piece, I got a bit more specific and tried to focus on Google Drive. Obviously, there’s a lot of tie-ins with Google’s other products, given how much integration there is there. But, what I did here was really focus on the Google Drive bits. Hope you enjoy it!
krypted May 5th, 2016
Posted In: cloud
krypted May 4th, 2016
I’m pretty big on privacy. Actually, I don’t need much privacy; I’m an open book. But I try to be very respectful of the privacy of others. Still, there are certain valid circumstances to send all mail that goes to an OS X Server to an email address. Maybe you have an automation that picks up mail from support staff and files it into software for ticketing, maybe you have a legal hold. In many cases, it’s not my place to judge the validity of such requests; only to find ways to implement them.
To bcc all mail to an OS X Server, first disable the feature from Postfix so you can enable it in serveradmin. First, edit the postfix config file, /Library/Server/Mail/Config/postfix/main.cf. Open the file in your favorite text editor and remove the line that starts with always_bcc. Then close the file and save.
Next, run the following command to enable the option:
sudo serveradmin settings mail:postfix:always_bcc_enabled = yes
And finally, define the email address, which I’ll use firstname.lastname@example.org to do:
sudo serveradmin settings mail:imap:postmaster_address = "email@example.com"
Enjoy the deluge!
krypted May 3rd, 2016
Posted In: Mac OS X Server