About Mactasia

Mactasia is a blog where I get to write about my trials and tribulations in my day job (and in truth, hobby) IT Network Management. Although I'm a huge lover of everything Apple, I also blog about Windows and various other Tech. I hope that through my tech articles and walkthroughs, you will find something of use! Please feel free to leave any comments and I will try my best to help you out. Thanks for reading.



MDT 2013 Automated Driver Deployment

By |May 6th, 2015|

In this screencast we cover how to import drivers in to MDT 2013, and then set them to automatically install themselves on to the client machine during the OS build deployment.

Deploying Windows 7 via WDS & MDT 2013

By |April 29th, 2015|

Following on form the previous 2-part screencast series where we looked at the installation and set up of MDT and WDS, this video looks at booting a client computer in to WDS to restore an image from MDT 2013.


Installation & Setup of MDT 2013 & WDS

By |April 25th, 2015|

I’ve been doing a lot of Windows admin recently (a lot more than Mac admin), so I’ve decided to start some video series covering some of the products and processes I’m working with.


Useful Apple Documentation

By |December 8th, 2014|

Apple Server Admin guide:


A very useful TCP/IP list for sysadmin’s provided by Apple:


Profile Manager, Custom Payloads Settings & MCXRedirector

By |November 25th, 2014|

I’ve recently bitten the bullet and decided to start converting all of my old Workgroup Manager settings and plists in to Profile Manager settings. Most of these are pretty simple GUI configurations, but I always had some custom plists in WGM for managing other things not covered by the GUI. In this first instalment, I’m going to be looking at converting old settings from com.apple.MCXRedirector in to something Profile Manager can understand!


Automatically Backup MySQL with Automator

By |November 10th, 2014|

I recently discovered how to easily backup an SQL database using Automator set as an Calendar event – reoccurring as often as you like. I chose to save the file in to a Google Drive folder for the added safety of it backing up to the cloud.