Mavericks

Disable the Notification Center in Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"

How to disable the Notification Center in Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and OS X 10.9 "Mavericks".

Kerberos (PennKey) Authentication for OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion", 10.9 "Mavericks" and 10.10 "Yosemite"

Allowing users to log in with their PennKey is the best way to provision access to public computing resources. Everyone at Penn has a PennKey and password, that is all they need.

Prerequisites: Mac OS X 10.8.5/10.9.5/10.10.4, PennNet IP address, Kerb access to the Penn Directory.

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Create a Custom Default User Profile for OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10

Create a default user profile for Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10

Create a user account on OS X that will be a template for every other user of that computer. I usually call it “profile” and make it an administrator account for the time being.

1. Install and configure all applications as desired. It is important to run each program under the profile account. This will skip many of the annoying first-run prompts users will see with things like iCloud and Mozilla Firefox. Be patient with this step and take as much time as it needs.