Juniper VPN Network Connect with Snow Leopard 10.6.6

I had to reinstall my mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.6)  and can confirm that installing juniper VPN Network Connect is working out of the box.

Not sure whether this is fix done by Juniper or Apple (as I have installed latest updates 10.6.6) anyway I didn’t had any more problems.

 

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installing mac os x client in fusion

Apple forbid to install mac os x “client” to install to any virtualization software. You can install only max os x server version.

To install it you need to pretend that “client”  is “server” 🙂

  1. create iso
  2. mount it and create file which pretend that client is “server”
  3. touch “/Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Library/CoreServices/ServerVersion.plist”
  4. install
  5. it will reboot machine and tries to start from already installed instance – but you will get error that it is not “server” version
  6. you have to boot again and start installation from iso
  7. after 2 “yes” clicks you can run terminal from utilities from top menu and run command
  8. touch “/Volumes/Macintosh HD/System/Library/CoreServices/ServerVersion.plist”
  9. reboot
  10. you are done

Of course this is breaking apple/vmware linceses.

more info can be found here.


istat calendar at the right

Using iStat menu calendar in your top ? Wondering how to move it to the right (where normal time/date is) ?

Hold down command (apple) key and clic and drag.


juniper VPN with Snow Leopard

If you are using Juniper VPN on Snow Leopard you will encounter problems. Basically you will not be able to install it.

Apple has messed up permissions and move some folders.

To making Juniper VPN work again you need to follow this steps:

  1. Install stand alone Juniper VPN version 6.0.0 (Google NetworkConnect.dmg  or just directly download it from here)
  2. run this sudo commands in terminal
  3. sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/juniper/nc/6.0.0
  4. sudo mkdir ‘/Applications/Network Connect.app/Contents/Frameworks’
  5. Log to your companies remote VPN site. (This usually upgrade your VPN to newer version. My VPN was upgraded to 6.4.0. This number is important !! You can find it if you go /usr/local/juniper/nc/ check what directory was created there)
  6. Run again sudo commands to repair the permissions again, otherwise you will get some error that you can’t connect
  7. sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/juniper/nc/6.4.0
  8. I have run also the second command, but I guess you don’t have to run it.

That’s all 🙂

PS: I had one more problem:

1. Join XXX Or SH Domain Reasons: /XXX.txt not found

So basically go to the root of your mac (I used terminal or iTerm) and just create in root empty file: /xxx.txt