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Mac OS X is the desktop operating system from Apple Inc., found on Macintosh computers. OS X consists of a Mach/BSD-based kernel, operating system interfaces primarily based on FreeBSD and additional frameworks (written in C, C++ and Objective-C providing user interface and application-level services.

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Hi Experts!!!!!
I have 100 number of Apple laptop, i need to manage the laptop using active directory Group policy. Is this is possible??
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I will buy used on Ebay, for one. But I am not sure what memory/CPU speed options to consider.

I mostly use if for email, web browsing, but also program sometimes in Angular and even load Windows on Parallels. Sometimes, I do C#.NET development on Visual Studio on Windows.

So, I want a machine that can perform, but have been living with much older MacBook processors without terrible difficulty.

What do you suggest for value and performance?

I am looking for some application or script that will save the position of the icons on the Mac, in the High Sierra OS.

There were some available for earlier operating systems, but they are no longer being updated.

Hello guys, so I have this MacBook Air 11" (Early 2015) in my lab and the main user account is completely inaccessible.

Here's what happens: you input the password, the wheel starts turning and it never stops. After many minutes the password input interface reappears and it's a loop.

Now, I'm not a Mac expert, mostly because here in Italy they're very rare, so I get less than 10 of them a year. But I've always been able to fix them.

This time I've tried all the usual stuff: boot in safe mode, repair system drive, reset PRAM and the like.

Nothing seems to work. I have the option of making a clean reinstall, but the customer would like to recover her files first.

I usually remove the drive and insert it into a PC able to read Mac formatted drives, but this time it's an M.2 drive with proprietary connector and I have no adapter right now.

So can anybody suggest anything more? Thanks guys.
I am still in Mac OSX 10.5.5 (Yosimite) because, after attempting to update to Sierra, I lost my Boot Camp Windows 7. I had to recover to 10.5.5, and re-activate my Windows 7 in Boot Camp, with the associated re-loading of all of my applications. Does Sierra or High sierra support Boot Camp?
Appreciatively, Arbyem
I began the Mac OS High Sierra installation at 3:30 this afternoon. It has currently been running for four hours, making no progress on the installation.

The progress bar has been stuck in the same spot since about 15 minutes in and it reads, “Installation is in progress. Calculating time remaining...”

Is this normal?

Do I shut my computer down? Do I wait it out?
My son is in deep trouble, and I would like to help him, but I don’t have the foggiest notions about MAC computers. Can you help me help him?
His compositions for his approaching recording sessions are locked on his Mac. And he has – of course! – no backup.
After his login, the enclosed screens are shown, and then the computer stalls.
Safety start has no effect.
He can login as a guest, but has then no access to his documents.
Anything he can do about it?
We need to change a Mac Office 2016 user's Mac Office 2016 license from Retail to Office 365. This is because the retail license doesn't have all of the features that the Office 365 license has.

The user who needs this has already been assigned an Office 365 license but at the time he installed Office 2016 on his Mac (around a year ago) the retail license was used.

Is there an easy way of converting the Mac Office 2016 license from Retail to Office 365 or will we need to completely uninstall Office 2016 Retail and then download and install the Mac Office 2016 Office 365 version?

How do I merge iMessages in macOS and iOS latest versions?

I want iMessages sent from my iPhone to be automatically merged with Messages on my Macs - High Sierra.

The reverse should also be true. That is I could start a message on Mac and finish/send later from my iPhone.
I setup a MAC user to use VPN for accessing company file shares. She was able to do this fine when she was in London.
She's traveled to Australia and tried VPN there. The VPN connects fine but she cannot access the file shares. Her accounts are all fine.
They try to connect but fail. The file shares are using the UNC path but with the IP address so example - \\ipaddress\sharename
Is it because the connection to the file shares is timing out due to the distance?
Can I increase the timeout settings on a MAC for accessing network shares
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Trying to upgrade to Mac OS Sierra from El Capitan.

Start the install by copying file to local desktop, double clicking the file and install starts fine.
After the first install wizard starts, and all ready to restart, mac then just hangs with blank screen with mountain backdrop and no menu bar and wont restart, even if left overnight.

Have tried several times to install.
Tried running first aid several times to check disk, this runs ok and then you click on done, restart the mac and try the install again but no joy.
Tried enabling 'root' user but install doesn't even start.
Tried deleting files in '/library/launchagents' and '/librarylaunchdaemons'

Can anyone shed any light on this issue of a way to install sierra please?.

Many thanks for your time and input.
Hi guys,
Am new to mac world. and got a user who has mac probook(High Sierra). its running slow. freezes intermitently.
I googled and did few tasks, like clearing cache files., ran maintenance scripts from cleammymac3. checked for updates. still no luck. running slow.
From activity monitor found, calender agent takes around 1.06gb ram, kernel_task-959.5mb ram . how do i troubleshoot these 2 things. why its taking too much of ram ?
Could anyone help me with this.

I'm just implementing a DPI inspection and I've download a key from my sonicwall firewall.
This cert. has been distributed to my PC over GPO.
How do I distribute the same cert to my MAC clients  ??
After I select 1 or more images in finder, I'm trying to get automator to automate the remaining processes:

1. resize the selected images to 550 pixels wide (preserving the originals).  
2. rename them with a suffix of "_550", and then  
3. move them into a SUB-folder of the current folder named "resized" if it exists, and create it if it doesn't exist.

I found a blog post example which was supposed to copy images into a subfolder, resize and rename them but I couldn't get it to work.  Pictured below is what I was doing.  It did copy selected images into the subfolder but it didn't rename or resize them.

In any event, with the clarity of a good night's sleep behind me, I realize that even if I got that automator below to work, if the sub-folder already existed and had images inside, this script would re-resize them in addition to the newly selected one because it's using a "get folder contents" method.

So, I'm struggling with how resize and rename the selected images in the same folder without overwriting the originals, create a subfolder without throwing up an error if it exists, and then copying the renamed images into that subfolder.

What methods could be used for this purpose?

Thanks a bunch for any suggestions.  I'm so frustrated having spent hours on this last night without success.


My home Wi-Fi can't access certain websites and would forever load until it throws up an error state. When I'm connected via ethernet, it works fine, so I know the Wi-Fi has issues. I also want to add that my printer normally prints via Wi-Fi and lately it hasn't been connecting. I'm having to hardwire my printer to my Macbook.

  • The devices I'm using are Macbook and Android phone.
  • This problem started roughly three months ago. No changes have been made to my Wi-Fi (that I know of).
  • I tried changing the DNS. It worked for a day but now the problem continues to exist.
  • I've reset the modem/router.
  • I've tried accessing aforementioned websites on different browsers. Same problem.
I have installed Autodesk Smoke 2018 on my macbook pro and am getting error message

"Application exited abnormally" popup

I am seeking answers to correcting this issue.

Our organization is using Exchange Server 2010 and mail clients include Windows Outlook, Mac mail, iPhone, iPad and Android mobile. A Mac Mail user report that he cannot receive emails and error message appear on his screen:

Mail can't verify the identity of the server "mail.lorsorsors.com".

The certificate for this server is invalid. You might be connecting to a server that is
pretending to be "mail.lorsorsors.com" which could put your confidential information at

He tried to delete all "mail.lorsorsors.com" certificates in keychain on his iMac but the same error still comes up. The other users are working normally.

Can anyone help?
I want to connect two of these monitors: http://displaysolutions.samsung.com/business-monitor/detail/1120/S24H850
To a Macbook pro 15" 2017 2.8Ghz intel core i7

The Macbook spec is here:https://support.apple.com/kb/SP756?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

It looks like it's possible, but there are a couple of things I'm wondering about:

What adaptor(s) do I need?  The samsung screen states that it supports displayport daisy-chain - does that mean I can connect the laptop to one screen and connect the second screen to the first screen?

I understand MacOS doesn't support MST - does that mean I can't extend the desktop across both screens and will end up with one mirroring the other?

The Samsung screen resolution is 2560x1440 and Macbook Pro resolution is 2880 x 1800. The macbook states it supports 4 resolutions below 2880x1800, but the samsung's stated resolution is not one of them.  Will I still get the benefit of the Samsung's resolution without the image being distorted?

Thanks in advance for your help!
I have a MacBook Pro. All my software was updated last week, but I want to make sure my new device is protected. What other security software would you recommend or would you recommend any?
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Hi Experts,

With regards to the recent vulnerabilities with Intel, and I heard that AMDs are affected as well, I am wondering if any action need to be taken for Windows 7, 8, 10, and MAC ?

Thank you
After unsuccessful search of how to 'Copy music files from Mac High Sierra to iPhone 8' which returned how to copy from phone to Mac, or PC to/from iPhone, I seek knowledge from the Experts.

I want to copy Music files (mp3, AAC,) from iTunes 12.7 to iPhone 8 Plus [iOS 11.12.1] iTunes. Most of the music was not purchased from iTunes - some is at least 25 years old.

I looked into AirMore+ - could not find suitable Mac version. And complains not finding my working my 50 Mbs WiFi connection.

I would really to copy/drag - n - drop all in 1 set, there are at least 350 selections (1.7 Gb in iTunes).
I just upgraded my exchange from 2013 to 2016
All my windows outlook clients are working just fine
My OWA is working fine
I did a test and I can telnet on port 143
pop3 and imap services are started and running

I have about 10 mac clients, and none of them work now after the upgrade. The error message is
"Unable to verify account name or password"
I did setup my account on my test mac computer, and that worked fine.

All  the other macs though are not working.
I tested one account on OWA and it's working fine, so I know it's not the AD account, but something with the communication between the mac client and exchange
Hello EE Experts,

    Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be yet another cyberbattle between the black and white hat hackers, in a never-ending war. While you may not don either cap, you are here at EE and are more likely than not interested in how to protect yourself and your end-users (if you're an IT person) from being a casualty. Well, since I'm an Apple guy I'll give you the latest macOS exploit (see article). Essentially, it boils down to Apple having to fix this with their next security rollout, but it doesn't hurt to make sure that you're doing all you can to keep people off of your Mac. Here are some steps:

1) Open "System Preferences"

2) Click on "Users & Groups"

3) Click on "Guest User" and make sure it is "Off"

4) Next, click on "Login Options" and on the righthand side tap on the "Automatic Login" drop-down box and select "Off"

5) Select "Name and Password" (It makes it harder for someone to guess both the Username & Password, than just the password, which is all they have to guess if you select "List of Users".) If you don't want to select this option, then make sure you create a password that is 10-12 alpha-numeric characters long with a few special ones thrown in. To ease the process of creating such a password, use an app like "Last Pass" to create and hold your passwords (you can get it both for your Mac and iPhone/iPad)

6) Now, uncheck "Show Input menu in login window", "Show password hints", "Show …
Hi Experts,

i have a problem with Apple users which cant access a windows Server 2016 Share without problems.
They are unable to rename, overwrite, open files. and sometimes finder completely crashes. and need to restart their mac for the functionality to come back.

They currently run OSX version 10.11.6 (el Capitain).

The server 2016 is default smb 1 2 and 3 enabled.

Any solutions?

Thanks in advance.

Mac OS X





Mac OS X is the desktop operating system from Apple Inc., found on Macintosh computers. OS X consists of a Mach/BSD-based kernel, operating system interfaces primarily based on FreeBSD and additional frameworks (written in C, C++ and Objective-C providing user interface and application-level services.