NoMAD stands for “no more AD” and has nothing to do with a nomadic lifestyle, nomads, ronin or other wandering IT professionals. Sorry.
NoMAD allows you to stop binding Macs to a corporate domain and instead get your kerberos tickets as needed. Connect to those file shares, change your password, and other fun tasks, without being stuck on the domain and constantly resetting your keychain from the insanity of password retention policies.
Using Autopkg and Autopkgr to feed trusted apps into your Munki repo you can easily deploy NoMAD to your fleet of Macs.
And for bonus points you can add your preference settings as “updates for” NoMAD in Munki. One such add on is a setting for an auto mounting sharepoint.
Name your file: “menu.nomad.shares.plist” and open up your favourite text editor.
We welcome the beautiful and wonderful macOS Sierra (10.12) and say good bye to the old and weary El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6)…. Wait, not so fast. Slow it down. Just a tad bit.
While Watchman is alerting me to users downloading, then installing the newest Apple macOS (née OS X, Mac OS X), we must be ready. Ready to troubleshoot issues with apps that developers haven’t tested thoroughly for a new OS that appears to be the same, but changes everything under the hood.
createOSXinstallPkg was created to turn Apple’s App Store Install macOS Sierra.app or previous Install OS X versions into nice Apple installer packages to upgrade in place using Munki (or other deployment tools). The new trick added recently is to create a new Fake Install.app with our packages to use install in VMWare Fusion instead of on a real Mac.
UPDATED STEPS! Note: I’d forgotten about First Boot Generator
Download your installer app of choice (Install macOS sierra)
Download createOSX installer
Prepare your custom packages, or gathers ones your want to add to the installer
Organize your installers into folders like this: 00, 01, 02, etc
Launch First Boot Generator App and transmogrify that folders of packages
Run createOSX installer with the fake app option if you want to test a VM, or without if you want to build a package
Run createOSX as many times as you want with different OS X installers, and the same first boot package. Test diff OS installers with your customer PKGs.
Note: use the “–make-fake-app” option to prep for VMWare Fusion, omit it for a pkg
Note2: Here’s some examples using createOSXinstallPkg and various OSX installers