Apple and K12 IT

MDM Kernel Extension Install Support in Big Sur

This post mainly exists to shamelessly promote my Jamf feature request to add support for RebuildKernelCache. Before jumping into the details, go upvote that feature request. You can always go backtrack later to downvote me if by the end you decide it’s not worth the support.

Managing Fast User Switching Broken in Big Sur

While some organizations went full steam ahead with Big Sur, in K12 education land we’re usually a few months behind. While testing our Big Sur deployment I found managing fast user switching using MultipleSessionEnabled in a GlobalPreferences profile payload is broken.

You Had One Job! Apple Silicon Macs Can't Be Locked Using MDM Lock Command

Consider filing feedback after reading this post! Voice your opinion by referencing AppleCare enterprise case 101264025284. Talk with your Apple SE, account manager, or vendor. DeviceLockCommand As Apple silicon documentation slowly trickles in, the Apple admin community learns more about changes impacting MDM and other functions intended for enterprise.

Native Restart and Logout Dialogs with PyObjC

Recently I wanted to find a friendly way to prompt for logout or restart using the dialog prompts people were already used to. As part of a workflow users had to restart, but the only solutions I found to programmatically accomplish this were to force something like…

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