edited by lunarg on May 4th 2021, at 11:51
When syncing a OneDrive business account, the root folder name consists of "OneDrive" followed by the company name as registered in M365, e.g. "OneDrive - My Company Ltd.". For certain companies with longer names, this could result in lengthy folder names. There is a way to change (rename) this folder, though.

Completely quit the OneDrive application.

Using either Finder or Terminal, navigate to the folder: ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.OneDrive-mac/Data/Library/Application Support/OneDrive/settings/Business1/

There are a few INI-files in there. One will be a randomized SID-like number, followed by .ini, e.g. a183b583-a64a-28fd-818a-b4918a569c95.ini. Open this fil  ...
by lunarg on May 3rd 2021, at 13:36
Despite of Cylance being supported on macOS 11 Big Sur since build 1580, you may encounter an issue where Cylance would still show a red dot in its icon in the menu bar, and opening the GUI would still show this error message:

Driver Failed To Connect, Device Not Protected

To resolve this, you need to give the agent and the new Cylance ES Extension full disk access:

On macOS Catalina and earlier, Cylance used kernel extensions, providing full disk access via the macOS kernel. Because of the deprecation of kernel extensions and the subsequent introduction of the new system extensions mechanism introduced in macOS 11 Big Sur, you need to explicitly allow full disk access to the system ext  ...
by lunarg on May 3rd 2021, at 13:07
macOS installers come equipped with a script (called createinstallmedia) to create a macOS bootable USB installer drive. But sometimes it may be necessary to create a bootable ISO. The process is similar as we will use a DMG image instead of a physical drive to create the installer, which can then be converted to ISO.

Follow these steps to get the work done:

First, download the macOS installer of your choice (direct links to most installers can be found in this article). Note that you need to do this on a supported Mac with an Apple ID. The installer app will be placed in your Applications folder.

After downloading, the installer will automatically be launched: ⌘ + Q out of it.

Fir  ...
by lunarg on May 3rd 2021, at 12:09
In order to install a fresh copy of Windows Server on a VM with the VMWare Paravirtual SCSI controller, as the driver for the PVSCSI adapter is not included in the default Windows Server ISO, you would use the built-in floppy images to make the PVSCSI driver available during the installation, avoiding the need to install using a different SCSI controller and then swap the controller after the installation of the guest OS and VMWare Tools.

To facilitate this, you would add a virtual floppy drive, connect the correct floppy image containing the PVSCSI driver, and then load the driver during the disk selection portion of the installation wizard. Unfortunately, since the deprecation of the Flas  ...
by lunarg on May 2nd 2021, at 11:59

Here's a list of direct download links to the latest macOS installers. They are all links to Apple's servers, either direct links to the App Store, or, in case of older versions, links to Apple's CDN.

Direct links to App Store:

Older versions are only available as DMG files from Apple's CDN:

by lunarg on April 30th 2021, at 09:26

If you ever need to perform connectivity troubleshooting and need to see whether a Dell server's iDRAC can reach a certain IP, you can use the iDRAC diagnostics command function to perform a "ping":

by lunarg on April 30th 2021, at 09:16
By default, the Palo Alto GlobalProtect client automatically starts after logging into your macOS and tries to auto-connect (if configured). This may not always be desirable and there's no real straightforward way to disable auto start from the application itself. Fortunately, as with many auto-start apps on macOS, you can disable auto start through the launch agent files.

Launch agents define what software to start at logon. The global ones (i.e. applicable to all users on a Mac), are located at /Library/LaunchAgents. Although they have the extension .plist, they are in fact XML-files and can be edited with any plain text editor. Note that if you are editing global launch agents, you will   ...
by lunarg on April 29th 2021, at 14:52
Newer versions (starting from 5.1.7) of the Barracuda VPN client are also available on the Mac App Store. Upon installing via Mac App Store (or via direct download from Barracuda website), you'll notice that the connection profiles are gone and that only the standard default profile is present. This is because the new version looks for the configuration profiles in a different location so as to be compliant with requirements for apps on the App Store. Luckily, the old configuration files still exist and a simple relocate of the required file will bring back your profiles.

In older versions, everything about the Barracuda VPN clients, such as profiles, license files, etc. were stored directl  ...
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