Zack McCauley - WardsParadox

Hi, I’m a macadmin for a school district in Montana. Never stop learning.

Munki URL Redirector


Due to recent requests by staff who are struggling to find software in the Managed Software Center, I tried to find a way to send links to the users via email when they have requested. We use GSuite for Education, and Gmail will strip any links that have custom URL Schemes (like what Munki uses munki://) for security reasons.

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uBlock Origin Admin Settings Deployment


As our district has made the decision to push out uBlock, we had to include a whitelist. The documentation on uBlock's github wiki was not clear enough for me on how to deploy settings. On the macOS side of things, pushing out the configuration profile was easy enough, but the ChromeOS configuration was a bit trickier.

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Google Packages and Munki


On a few machines, I've been getting Munki errors related to the Chrome Remote Desktop Host update packages, and the Google Drive FileStream packages. The packages fail when you disable the Keystone Agent via Profile or via the MasterDisable key in /Library/Preferences/ As we deploy these updates through Munki via AutoPkg, I found that I needed to disable the GoogleSoftwareUpdate package bundled with both of these.

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