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I would like to run MacOS on Hyper-V

I know that this exist under Vmware , https://techsviewer.com/install-macos-10-14-mojave-vmware-windows/ , I have tried it and it is working.

Yet I use Hyper-V most , and since I can't have VMWare and Hyper-V together on the same PC, I need to be able to run MacOS on Hyper-V
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Hi guys

One of our users has a Mac, with Outlook 2011. They can't be put on the domain as they have a personal laptop, so they are accessing their emails from Outlook via the OWA url link which is mail.domainname.com.

Seeing as they're accessing information like this, they can't access the directory service and contacts aren't being pulled up from AD. So, I just wanted to know if anyone knows what to enter in the 'Directory Service' section of Outlook 2011 and what to enter in the 'URL'? Along with what port number?

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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Hi,
I am in the process of upgrading the HDD on a Macbook Pro. The old HDD works fine but is running out of space.
Could somebody let me know how to prepare the new HDD and how to install OSx on it Please.
Thanks
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macOS 10.13.6 will not automatically connect to LAN at startup

macOS 10.13.6 (updated yesterday from 10.13.4) does not connect to local network at startup. And stopped connecting before OS update.

Connecting to LAN using System Preferences/Network and exiting with ‘Automatically join this network’ enabled (clicked) but is not enabled at subsequent shutdown/logins.

Other Mac (10.13.6) on same network automatically connects as do several iOS devices.

All devices are wirelessly connected. with Airport Extreme. Seems this issue began around the time of addition of 2 HomePods to network.
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What URL(s) can I go to where I can enter the serial number of and determine the warranty expiration date of a Mac laptop?
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I am trying to integrate MacBook Pro's and Windows computers in to an Active Directory domain.   I have a test network setup and I have managed to add Windows computers to the domain (no surprise there) and bind a MacBook Pro.

I have a GPO which sets the basic password security - Length, complexity, age etc and I am able to logon with a standard network account both on and offline and manage the MacBook using accounts in the MacAdmin group I setup.     However I am having the following issues and I would appreciate any feedback with the exception of change to all Windows.  

1) There is close to a minute delay after the logon prompt is displayed on the MacBook before network accounts are available to logon.    This is not a huge deal unless it is the first time a user has logged on, the password has been changed in AD or "User must change password at next logon" has been checked in AD.

2) If a password change is required by AD and a user on the MacBook does not wait for the "Network Accounts Are Unavailable" message to go away and logs on with their cached credentials they receive a message that a password change is required.  If you click ok or hit esc the message goes away but the logon to the MacBook never completes and they are left with a fuzzy screen and forced to power cycle the MacBook to get back to the logon prompt

3) If the password is changed in AD and "User must change password at next logon" is checked and a user on the MacBook does not wait for the …
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Mac user.
User had an old, no longer supported Promise RAID5 that had a drive stop working.
I inserted a replacement, but after 3 days the RAID didn't rebuild.
I pulled the new drive, but even though I was able to see the folders, no files could be accessed.
I called Promise.
Because the RAID was an older model, Promise had no Promise software was able to run on any Mac to do diagnostics.  They told me to find a backup, attach the drive to a Windows Machine, and only use it with Windows.

This is a disappointment.  I had a backup on BackBlaze, but it takes days to recover 2 TB

I need to choose between:
  • Finding an old Mac that will run the old Promise software, reformatting the Pegasus RAID 5, and assuming that the error was a one-show
  • Buying a new Pegasus 2  Thunderbolt - connected unit
  • Buying a CRU RAID one, and connecting it with a Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 connector, or else USB 3

User has a collection of Videos that they want to keep on a RAID.
They do not add videos very often, and may do some simple editing from time to time.

I realize that the RAID 1 would allow them to pull a drive out for safe keeping, and then rebuild the mirror.
I am wondering if CRU unit with USB 3 connected directly to a 3 year old iMac would have the throughput necessary to play Quicktime MOV files

Thanks.
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Streaming video from my Canon 40X SX720 HS to a MacBook High Sierra. I have not yet connected my camera to my network, but hope to figure out how to set up the streaming.

According to Canon, they do not support this but it requires third party software and works like other camera models from Canon.

Suggestions?

Thanks
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I just upgraded a mac book pro from 10.5. Sierra to 10.13 High Sierra the download of the software went fine but after it downloaded it started the installing part with the black screen with an apple with the countdown, I have one machine that has been stuck on 27 mins remaining for over a 24 hours, I am afraid to turn it off because I just tried it with another system that was stuck  with 30 mins remaining and now I am getting the flashing folder with a question mark on that system..... any suggestions on how to resolve this?
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Hello, I use D7 formally foolish IT to repair systems and to get a good audit on the system so I don't have to sit and write down all specs and everything else about the system do you guys know of any good tool like this for the mac?
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I'm trying to get automount to work on my Mac. I have joined (bound) it to an Active Directory server and can log using AD credentials. On the mac, I can:

sudo mount -o rw,resvport -t nfs mail:/redirectedFolders/Users/mark    /Users/mark

This will mount the network folder from the mail host under the user mark's home directory. That works just fine and files are owned by mark's domain UID.GID. However, I'd like to make that an automount. the Mac's /etc/auto_master has:
+auto_master            # Use directory service
/net                    -hosts          -nobrowse,hidefromfinder,nosuid
/home                   auto_home       -nobrowse,hidefromfinder
/Network/Servers        -fstab
/-                      -static

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the /etc/auto_home has:
+auto_home  	# Use directory service
#
# Get /home records synthesized from user records
#
+/usr/libexec/od_user_homes

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If I run 'od_user_homes mark' I get nothing. The od_user_homes man page says:

od_user_homes is a program that takes a user name specified by username and, if there's a user record for that user in Open Directory, and that user record contains a HomeDirectory attribute, and the <path> portion of the HomeDirectory attribute is empty or just /, prints the URL from that attribute, and exits with an exit status of 0.  If there is no user record for that user, or the user record doesn't contain a HomeDirectory attribute, or the <path> portion is neither empty nor just /, or if an error occurs, nothing is printed, and od_user_homes exits with a user status of 1.  This is intended to be used as an executable map for auto_home.
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MacMini (Late 2014) OSX 10.13.4 will not automatically connect to [working] LAN at startup.

“Cannot connect to … an internet connection is required”

Connection using System Preferences/Network is required.

After successful  connection:  select Network Name & selecting “Automatically join this network” LAN connection is established.
‘Location’ set to automatic

After successful session, above is required again after shutdown/startup.

How do I restore the ‘Automatic’ connection?
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Linux admin supporting Macs.  I have a good Linux helpdesk candidate that will be require to support Macs in the future as well.  Would that be a huge knowledge curve for a good Linux admin to support Macs?  He claims almost 0% mac knowledge.
I know Linux guys very intuitive supporting Networking stuff (Cisco, etc.)  Not sure about Mac OS tho.
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Hi guys

I am currently looking into providing a solution for my Photography studio teams and the retouchers who work with them. We have Adobe Creative Suite running on most of the machines here. The photographers churn out photos onto our fileservers constantly and it eats up the space. The fileservers are all saving files on our SAN. These photographs then get worked on by our retouching teams which then go from what they were in size to multiplying because of all of their layers etc.

They all are running on High Sierra. They are saving files on a Windows 2003 server and a Windows 2012 server. The bandwidth we have at our head office is a dedicated 200MB link with the capability to increase.

Based on the fact that we have Adobe Creative Suite, is there a way of having a centralised location which these guys can work on in the cloud? If not, then is Adobe Lightroom a suitable option?

The only thing I'm wondering is whether working on local servers will always be far quicker than any cloud based systems due to the fact that transfers are all gigabit on the LAN and that the cloud cant match that at the moment?

Any help would be great as I am looking into implementing a decent solution.

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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I have a 4TB WD USB HDD (formatted in NTFS into 2 partitions) with many mp4 videos in them:
how can I watch them on my Macbook Pro OSX (think it's Mountain Lion) :
appreciate step by step instructions on how to install/use a freeware to read
NTFS USB HDD and play the MP4 videos (some of the MP4 files are as big as
55GB per file)
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Hello I’m using a minidisplay to DVI converter on a retina 2013. Works fine inside OS x or Windows with bootcamp. The problem is the monitor stopped working and I will give my computer malfunction like it is to another person, but when I press Command + R to make the proper data deletion and re-installation to factory, the signal is not passed to the monitor and of course the monitor of the retina not work and I can’t operate. How can I make to pass the signal to the monitor with the mini display to DVI in restoration menu with Command + R

Thank you
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This involves a problem with MBOX import into the Apple Mail app. My client wants to export specific folders, from his Exchange 365 account, and import them into his Mail app; he's using Outlook 2016 with the Exchange account. He can drag a folder from his Exchange account, using Outlook 2016, onto the desktop to create the MBOX. But when he uses the import tool in Apple Mail, it crashes Mail without importing. His Mac that he's using for export and import is a El Capitan iMac.

I can add details as needed; has anyone seen this issue recently?
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Hello, I've been trying to install Windows 10 on an early 2011 Macbook Pro. It's not officially supported, but I  read everywhere it can be done. There are some troubles though.

I have successfully installed it alongside MacOS High Sierra actually, and everything works except for audio.

I found out audio doesn't work because Uefi Windows 10 installation somehow keeps a Cirrus audio-related device from working.

So I tried to install Windows 10 in Legacy/Bios mode. I chose "Windows" instead of "Uefi Boot" at boot.

But just before the point where Windows usually asks which disk to install on, it actually asks for a missing driver. I tried feeding it Intel xHCI drivers with usb keys, it sees the keys but says it doesn't find any driver.

So I was wondering, is this behaviour due to the fact the disk is partitioned in Uefi mode? So is it impossible to install Windows 10 in Bios mode in such a setup, or am I instead missing something?

Thanks for your help.
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I have a client with a few Mac computers.  I am not familiar with Mac at all.  The issue with one computer in particular is that it was originally used be an employee who is no longer available.  When trying to do an update, I am prompted for the password of the non existent employee for an i-tunes account.

Is it possible to remove reference to i-tunes?
If an i-tunes connection is necessary, is it possible to create an administrative i-tunes account so that updates, etc are not dependent upon an individual user?
Is it possible or advisable to restore the computer to factory default and then start over?

I think the operating system is termed sierra
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We have a few macs in our office that we need to get the files off of and transfer to a PC.  What is the fastest way to do this?  Can I use a Western Digital hard drive and plug it in via USB and then just drag and drop the files or is there more to it?
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A client is looking to have employees login to a remote server and get an instance of Mac OS instead of Windows Server like they have currently on our server.  They would like to be able to create accounts remotely, and control computers/accounts remotely.  Any ideas?

Thanks in advanced
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Is there a way to wipe a Macbook clean without removing the OS or is that not a concern...that is, can you simply download an OS for free?  Basically I want to get a Macbook ready for a new user.
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Failure with TimeMachine backups. OS Problem?

I had an external disk fail to complete the Time Machine backup with no error message, that I can find. I eventually started afresh using Disk Utility. BUT it still failed!

On another front, I have been told I should re-install the underlying OS on my machine, which I am afraid to do without a current backup!

I do use Cloud based Carbonite, but do not feel safe until I have a hard external backup disk.

The reason I was advised to re-install my OS was that while using Finder, incrementing through my pictures, sometimes the cursor jumps to the end of the list. I did try some small instruction on Mac start-up, if I recall, that involved holding down certain keys.

There was a second instruction, but I sadly can on longer find that post.

So, the last suggestion was to re-install the underlying OS. And it seems I am there right now.

Can anyone suggest a nest step for me?

I can not make a current backup of my machine.

Thanks.
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Working with a MacBook Pro and an iPhone.

Importing videos using Image Capture
It takes a VERY LONG time for movies to import.

Is there another program that can quickly import movies from the iPhone to the MacBook?
Are there any settings to adjust?

Thanks.
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Are there any ways to run iPhones apps within a regular Macintosh computer operating system?
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Mac OS X

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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.