wiki:MacInstall

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  1. Install MacOSX from DVD, default user UW SIG/uwsig
  2. Install various Apps/UWICK and run Software Update until there are no more updates
  3. In System Preferences:
    • Software Updates: run daily, download in background
    • Energy Saver: Never sleep, (under Options) restart automatically
    • Sharing: Enable Remote Login (SSH)

Other things to investigate:

LDAP for login info

http://www.spack.org/wiki/AppleOsxIntegrationWithOpenLdap Note: install the UWICK kit first since our LDAP certificate is signed by the UW.

  1. Launch Directory Access from /Applications/Utilities?
  2. Click on LDAPv3 and Configure...
  3. Click on New... and enter ldap1.biostr.washington.edu and chech the SSL box
  4. Choose the Unix template, and add the search base dc=sig,dc=biostr,dc=washington,dc=edu
  5. In Terminal, verify with dscl localhost list /LDAPv3/ldap1.biostr.washington.edu/Users
  6. Back in the Directory Access window, choose Authentication
  7. In the Search drop-down, choose Custom path, Add..., and LDAPv3
  8. In Terminal, verify with dscl localhost list /Search/Users

If you want to make a LDAP group have local admin privleges, edit /etc/authorizations and change all references to '<string>admin</string>' to the LDAP group name.

Automounting NFS shares

http://www.bombich.com/mactips/automount.html

From CLI: mount -t nfs -o"-P" host:/foo /mnt

  1. Launch NetInfo Manager; it is located in the /Applications/Utilities? folder.
  2. Authenticate by clicking on the lock in the lower left corner.
  3. Click on the /mounts directory.
  4. Click on "New+" icon. An item named "new_directory" will appear.
  5. Double-click on the value "new_directory" for the "name" property and change it to "servername:/sharepoint".
  6. Select "New Property" from the "Directory" menu. Set the property name to "vfstype". Set the value to "nfs".
  7. Select "New Property" from the "Directory" menu. Set the property to "dir". If this sharepoint will mount dynamically, set the value to "/Network/Servers/?". If this is a statically mounted sharepoint, set the value to "/Network/sharepoint".