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How To Restore Mac from a Mac Server File Server Time Machine Backup

If you have a netboot setup, then the backup share should automatically appear when you're in the recovery tools. If you're trying to restore from a regular file share, then you'll probably have to do these few extra steps... Prerequisites: Admin account & password AFP/SMB-share & server IP-address During the steps below, if you cannot [...]

By | 2018-02-08T12:26:41+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Macbook Pro DisplayPort MST Daisy Chaining Dual Monitor Solution

As Macs make their way into the enterprise, more and more people are needing a good solution for dual monitors while using the newer Macbooks and USB-C (Thunderbolt 3). Unfortunately, the older DisplayPort solutions don't work well and bring a lot of lag and display distortion. There are more USB-C monitors coming on the market, [...]

By | 2017-09-27T10:28:12+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Fix Outlook for Mac Search Returns No Results

There are a few reasons you could receive a "No Results" message when performing a search in Outlook for Mac. It could be due to Spotlight Search indexing is incomplete, the profile name contains special characters, or the Outlook 15 Profiles folder isn't in the default location. In my case, it was related to the [...]

By | 2017-09-25T13:55:47+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Mac|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable NetBIOS on MacOS OS X

Even though my network has NetBIOS disabled in my Windows environment, including on the Windows DHCP server, the Mac OS X computers on the network still want to send NetBIOS requests. While monitoring network traffic using tools like Responder in Kali Linux or Wireshark, you can see the NetBIOS requests being sent. In my case, [...]

By | 2017-02-16T15:10:13+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Mac, Security, System Administration|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

How To Change Your DNS On Windows, Mac, or Linux

A DNS server resolves website URLs into their IP addresses, which is how the internet functions. Without DNS, we would be typing in IP addresses into our browsers instead of domain names. As an end user, you're probably using your internet provider's DNS server by default, but you can change that. Of course you could [...]

By | 2017-04-06T22:12:01+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Linux, Mac, Technology, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

How To Secure Your Mac

If you're a Mac user, you'll want to make sure you're using your computer as securely as possible. The common notion is that the MacOS is secure out-of-the-box, but the truth is that every Operating System is vulnerable to attacks and hackers. Last week, Apple released security updates for MacOS. The MacOS is fairly secure, [...]

By | 2017-01-16T15:43:45+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Categories: Mac, Security, Server Hardening|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Common Mac OS X Problems and Solutions

I've written a few tech tip articles for Mac OS X, but hopefully you'll find this list of common Mac OS X problems and solutions helpful. GMail Bug In Default Mail App If you use the default Mac Mail app, you might have run into some issues when setting it up for your GMail account [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:54:07+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: Mac, OS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Mac Troubleshooting: Reset NVRAM and SMC

A Mac is like any other computer, sometimes things just go wrong without a good reason. Besides some basic troubleshooting steps, here are a couple of things you can try if you're having issues related to each. Reset NVRAM NVRAM is non-volatile random-access memory which stores information such as Speaker volume, Screen resolution, Startup disk [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:54:11+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Categories: Mac, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Solution For Adobe CS6 on Mac OS X El Capitan

If you've upgraded to OS X El Capitan 10.11 and you're a user of any Adobe CS6 applications (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, etc), you'll probably run into some issues. Most notably, users have reported problems with Adobe Illustrator not opening at all, and text from text boxes in Adobe InDesign disappearing. There have also been [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:54:23+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Mac, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

How To Change A Mac’s Computer Name And Host Name With Terminal

If you're a Mac user, you probably know that you can go to System Preferences from the Apple menu in OS X, then go to Sharing and change your computer name from there. What happens when that option is greyed out and you can't change it? In my case, I could click on Edit and [...]

By | 2017-02-08T10:36:00+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Categories: Mac, OS|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments