macOS: Create an ISO From a Folder
May14

macOS: Create an ISO From a Folder

KB ID 0001554 Problem I had to get some files onto a server today that had no internet access. I did have iLO access, so if I could get the files into an .iso file, I could present that as a virtual CD/DVD drive, and install the software I required. But how to create an .iso file on my mac? Solution It’s a two step procedure, first you use Disk Utility to create a CDR image, then you convert that image to an ISO. Launch Disk...

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Remote Connect to macOS
Apr25

Remote Connect to macOS

KB ID 0001539 Problem Remotely connecting to Windows is easy we’ve had RDP since Windows NT4, (yes I’m that old). But what if you want to remote connect to a mac? Well that has ‘Screen Sharing’ built in, (which it pretty much the same, but it uses VNC).  If you’re unfamiliar with VNC, (Virtual Network Computing,) you can install it on both Windows and Linux. Normally you need a client, (to connect with)...

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Safari – Download ZIP files (Not Open Them!)
Apr21

Safari – Download ZIP files (Not Open Them!)

KB ID 0001537 Problem I’d forgotten Safari did this, after replacing my mac a few weeks ago I was trying to download a ZIP file from Github, and was perplexed that it was getting extracted to a folder in my downloads folder, and not appearing as a ZIP file? Solution After about the third time, the penny dropped. Safari does this by default. You need to disable it. Safari > Preferences > General > UNTICK : Open...

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VMware Fusion on macOS Mojave: No Mouse or Keyboard
Mar03

VMware Fusion on macOS Mojave: No Mouse or Keyboard

KB ID 0001523 Problem While building my new MacBook, I installed VMWare Fusion, (I always run a Windows VM, in case I have to do something on Windows). But no matter what version I tried to install, I could not interface with the VMs, (no mouse or keyboard). I ran Fusion 11 on my old MacBook, (running Mojave). So I was a bit confused.  Solution Click the ‘Apple’ (top left) > System Preferences > Security and Privacy...

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Citrix: mac OSX ‘You have chosen not to trust…’
Feb26

Citrix: mac OSX ‘You have chosen not to trust…’

KB ID 0001520 Problem After a colleague deployed Citrix for a customer the other day, they complained that they had a mac user that was getting certificate errors. They had a publicly signed wildcard certificate, but this user was still having problems. After I  heard a few “tell him to stop using a mac” comments, I said, “I’m using a MacBook here, would you like me to test it?” The URL opened fine in...

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OSX: Backup ‘Sparsebundle’ is Already In Use
Nov06

OSX: Backup ‘Sparsebundle’ is Already In Use

KB ID 0001486 Problem Thankfully I’ve never had to rely on my Mac backup, but it runs to an EMC Iomega NAS drive that I have in my house, (which also has all my media on it). Backup Failed The backup on “target-name” is already in use. If I expand ‘details’; Time Machine couldn’t complete the backup to “target-name”. The backup disk image...

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