macOS: ASDM Developer Cannot Be Verified
Apr10

macOS: ASDM Developer Cannot Be Verified

KB ID 0001667 Problem When trying to connect to a Firepower 1010 ASDM I was met with this; “Cisco ASDM-IDM.app” cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified. macOS cannot verify that this ap is free from malware Solution If you’ve spent much time using macOS then this is quite common, Open System Preferences > Security and Privacy > General tab > You will see a warning about the Cisco ASDM-IDM...

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Microsoft Edge (macOS) Migrate Bookmarks from Safari
Jan23

Microsoft Edge (macOS) Migrate Bookmarks from Safari

KB ID 0001641 Problem So now theres a version of Microsoft Edge for macOS! Normally I would not bother, but I spend a lot of time in SharePoint and Azure so I thought, rather than my usual approach of playing ‘Browser Roulette’ I’d try Microsoft Edge and see what it was like. My usual browser of choice is Safari, but the install wizard defaults to wanting to import bookmarks / favourites* from Chrome. (I do also have...

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Windows Server – Change Your Password in an RDP Session (Send Ctrl+Alt+Del)
Jan21

Windows Server – Change Your Password in an RDP Session (Send Ctrl+Alt+Del)

KB ID 0001183  Problem Colleague: Windows Server, Where’s Windows Security gone? Me: Eh? Colleague: Windows Security! Me: What are you trying to do? Colleague: I want to change my password and I can’t send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete to the remote server. Well I know that pressing Crtl+Alt+Delete would let you change your password like so; I wasn’t aware that in Server 2008 and earlier if you were connected via RDP you got a...

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macOS:  Find your DHCP Server Address
Aug27

macOS: Find your DHCP Server Address

KB ID 0001587 Problem In Windows this is easy to find, ‘ipconfig /all’ will tell you 🙂 On macOS it’s not so simple. Solution First you need to know which network card we are talking about! Your wireless network card is nearly always en0 (that’s a zero), if you are on a wired connection simply run ifconfig and find the right network card. to double check you can run; ifconfig getifaddr en0 Then to see your DHCP...

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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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