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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…

Chrome BrowserSignIn Bypass

Bypass force sign in for fun and profit! Managing Google Chrome can be a bear sometimes. With dozens of policies to comb through for any given need, it’s a platform unto itself.

Downloading Apple Silicon Mac IPSWs

Admins who have worked with non-Mac Apple devices for a long time are already familiar with IPSW (iPod software) files. IPSWs are the OS installers for iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and other variations in the iDevice family.

Deploying Lightspeed Relay with Jamf Pro

One of the most common questions on the MacAdmins Slack #lightspeed channel is, “How do I install the Relay smart agent on Macs?” Lightspeed provides a little guidance and a decent overview, and that works most of the time, except when it doesn’t.

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