Posts Tagged ‘Mac’

Recently we had a Mac not be able to access a Windows Samba (SMB) Share

Thinking a windows update could have caused some issue, we tested another Mac but it worked fine 

OS X Mavericks 10.9 brings a change of SMB2 instead of SMB1 , which can be disabled with the below command 

echo "[default]" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf; echo "smb_neg=smb1_only" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf

This still didn’t work so we reverted back to SMB2 with the below

rm ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf

I used Telnet to make sure there wasn’t a network issue on port 445 ( Open Terminal , enter Telnet and open IP 445) which worked

I installed a trial of this on the Windows File Server which creates an AFP share , which worked by is 1000$!

We upgraded the Mac to the latest OS 10.14 ( for free )  and it solved the issues

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When trying to install an App on a Mac , the following error showed up with no way to continue

can’t be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed

Checking the Security of the apps showed Anywhere

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In the end I hand to hold the control button down while opening the app and press Open , then it gave me to option to open


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When setting up a MAC to print to a Xerox Docucenter 3375 , 

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  1. I believe the answer is to find where to make the setttings in the  printer (via the control panel or web interface) and set it so that the default language is KDPL3 (PostScript 3).

2. Download and install :

2. Go to System Preferences, Printer and add a new printer (‘+’ button).
Choose ‘IP Printing’ and LPD and enter the IP address of the printer.

Xerox printer

It will find your printer automatically and it will choose the right driver (Eg FX Docucentre-II C4300 v3016.103 PS’ above). This will NOT work with a non-Postscript printer!

You need to Choose ‘Select Software’ then choose the ‘FX Print Driver for Mac OS X v1.3’ that you just installed.

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Recently during a SAN migration, we copied data using Rysnc. Aftewards some of the users complained that the Font files where coming up as Unix Executable Files. 

This is due to the way MAC’s store font’s using resource forks and HFS meta-data. You need to copy the folder using ditto instead.

Login to Mac and Open up Terminal

*** Warning this will overwrite the folder and also subdirectories ***

Ditto –rsrc /source/folder/ / destination/folder/


You can copy this to network shares mapped in the GUI via

Ditto –rsrc /Volumes/source/folder/ /Volumes/destination/folder/


FYI As of Mac OS X 10.4, –rsrc is default behavior.

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Bootcamp_selectOSIt seems after certain windows update the following happens : 

Windows 8.1 PC Can’t Boot, Error Code 0xc000000d 

The Boot Configuration Data File is missing some required information.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc000000d
Boot up into repair mode and open command prompt 
  1. C:
  2. bootrec /rebuildbcd
  3. A (When prompted for options to add to boot list)
  4. Exit (to close the command prompt)
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keychain_problem[1]I recently went to fix 2 Macs that had been updated to Mavericks and were displaying login prompts below for Keychain Access

  • CalendarAgent
  • accountsd
  • AddressBookSourceSync

There are multiple fixes on the internet which eventually fixed them both

First Fix

  • Open Up Keychain Access
  • Click on Preferences
  • Go to General
  • Reset My Default KeyChain
  • Go back to Preferences then choose KeyChain First aid and run a repair and fix

Second Fix

  • In Finder Select Go in Top Toolbar while pressing the Option key and Click on Libray
  • Go into the /Keychains/ Folder
  • Look for a folder with a name similar to this “A8F5E7B8-CEC1-4479-A7DF-F23CB076C8B8”.
  • Move this folder to the Trash.
  • Immediately choose Apple Menu (?) > Restart… to restart your Mac.

Third Fix

  • Go into Keychain
  • Choose Preferences
  • Choose First Aid Tab
  • Choose “Syncronise login keychain password with account”

Try this if it’s asking you every 5 minutes, instead if just on startup.

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