Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DeployStudio rc129 and new MacBook Airs

The new Air shipped with a custom built 10.7.1, but now 10.7.2 supports these systems.
DeployStudio rc129 (latest stable) isn't capable of doing NetBoot sets from a 10.7.2 system, but the latest nightly is (111010). So how would you do to be able to NetBoot Airs with a DeployStudio NetBoot set and still use the latest stable release on the server?

Simple. Create a NetBoot set with the latest nightly on a 10.7.2 install (preferably in Fusion or Parallels). Take a copy of DeployStudio Admin (rc129) and copy into the NetBoot set and replace the one installed (111010).

Done! Now enable the NetBoot set on the server, and NetBoot the Air. Of course you have to have an 10.7.2 image to apply. Just download Lion from Mac App Store and extract the InstallESD.dmg and run InstaDMG or similar.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Apple Warranty Info script

Made a quick bash-script to check warranty information for a specific serial number.

Usage: warrantyinfo.sh OR warrantyinfo.sh

If you do not specify a serial number as an argument, the script will use the serial number from the machine that it is run on.

UPDATE: Made it compatible with iPhones. I do not own an iPad and therefor no iPad serial number, so I haven't tested it with iPads.


# Check warranty
# Usage: $0 serialnumber OR just $0


if [ -z "$1" ]; then
 echo "No serial number specified, assuming it's the local machine's serial"
 SN=$(system_profiler SPHardwareDataType | grep "Serial Number" | awk -F': ' '{print $2}')

if [ -z "$SN" ]; then
 printf "No serial number specified and no serial number automatically found\n"
 printf "Exiting\n\n"
 exit 1

# Get raw info
printf "Getting warranty info from Apple"
curl --silent https://selfsolve.apple.com/warrantyChecker.do?sn=$SN -o "$INFOF"

# Checking if it's an iPhone
IPHONESTAT=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'IS_IPHONE' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')

if [ "$IPHONESTAT" = "Y" ]; then
 # This is an iPhone, check iPhone-specific data
 PRODUCT=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'PROD_DESCR' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 PARTDESCR=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'PART_DESCR' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 ICCID=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'ICCID' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 REGISTERED=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'IS_REGISTERED' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 ACTIVATED=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'ACTIVATION_STATUS' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 IMEI=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'AP_IMEI_NUM' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 WARRANTY=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'HW_COVERAGE_DESC' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 CARRIER=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'CARRIER' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 PURCHDATE=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'PURCHASE_DATE' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 # Make it nicer
 if [ "$REGISTERED" = "Y" ]; then
 if [ "$ACTIVATED" = "Y" ]; then
 # Display data
 printf "\033[1mWarranty Information\033[m\n\n"
 printf "Product:\t\033[1m$PRODUCT\033[m\n"
 printf "Description:\t\033[1m$PARTDESCR\033[m\n"
 printf "Serial Number:\t\033[1m$SN\033[m\n"
 printf "ICCID:\t\t\033[1m$ICCID\033[m\n"
 printf "IMEI:\t\t\033[1m$IMEI\033[m\n"
 printf "Purchase Date:\t\033[1m$PURCHDATE\033[m\n"
 printf "Warranty:\t\033[1m$WARRANTY\033[m\n"
 printf "Registered:\t\033[1m$REGISTERED\033[m\n"
 printf "Activated:\t\033[1m$ACTIVATED\033[m\n"
 printf "Carrier:\t\033[1m$CARRIER\033[m\n\n\n"
 # This is a Mac, check Mac data
 # Get product description first as it may contain comma (,) 
 PRODUCT=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'PROD_DESCR' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 DAYSREM=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'DAYS_REM_IN_COV' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 PURCHDATE=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'PURCHASE_DATE' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')
 ENDDATE=$(cat "$INFOF" | awk -F'COV_END_DATE' '{print $2}' | awk -F'"' '{print $3}')

 # Display data
 printf "\033[1mWarranty Information\033[m\n\n"
 printf "Product:\t\033[1m$PRODUCT\033[m\n"
 printf "Serial Number:\t\033[1m$SN\033[m\n"
 printf "Purchase Date:\t\033[1m$PURCHDATE\033[m\n"
 printf "End Date:\t\033[1m$ENDDATE\033[m\n"
 printf "Days remaining:\t\033[1m$DAYSREM\033[m\n"

 printf "\n\n"

exit 0