Deploying Custom TeamViewer Host Module with Premium License on macOS

Working for a school, it’s important that when necessary we can remotely connect to machines off our LAN. While both VNC and Apple Remote Desktop are viable options on LAN (for Macs at least, we install a VNC client to accomplish this on Windows), these tools do not give us a way to request remote access and have users approve this. To fill this need, we use TeamViewer and the TeamViewer Host module on our managed employee computers.

Unfortunately, TeamViewer requires a corporate license in order to remotely & programmatically deploy the Host module and automatically assign it to your account. With only a Premium license, this rules out this option.

As such, we’ve had to come up with our own workflow to install TeamViewer Host and assign it to our account.

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Configuring Automatic Snipe-IT Backups in Docker

In a previous post, I had configured a CentOS host running Docker with multiple instances of Snipe-IT for inventory. While Snipe-IT provides a native way to complete backups via the command line, there isn’t a native way within the container or the Snipe-IT GUI to configure automated backups.

Because Docker containers are designed to only contain the necessary software to run an application, in the case of the Snipe-IT containers cron isn’t installed. The good thing is that the CentOS host does, so this can handle the scheduling portion of the backup task.

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Deploying FL Studio License

Recently, we purchased FL (Fruity Loops) Studio and needed to figure out how we could deploy our license remotely. The software wants you to sign in with your account in order to install a purchased license, however there are instructions for activating the software offline.

The question became, could we install our offline license without needing user intervention. And the answer turned out to be, “yes”.

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