Macintosh Self-check Procedure

For Mac OS 10.4.x

  1. Within the Finder, click on "Go" in the menubar and select "Connect to Server...".
  2. In the server address field type in "uranus.uta.edu" without the quotation marks and click the connect button.
  3. Select the Connect as "Guest" option and click the "connect" button.
  4. Open the mounted uranus sharepoint located on the Desktop and find the "SW-Check" folder.
  5. Open the "MacOS10.4-sw-check" application found within the "SW-Check" folder.
  6. This application will create a file on your Desktop called "System_Profiler_results.txt" and will then open that file.
  7. From this list you should be able to fill out a Software Log sheet for the computer listing what software you found. A log sheet you can use can be found at log-sheet A sample log is located at sample log
  8. Keep a copy of this list and update it anytime you add or remove software from the computer. The list should be kept somewhere close to the machine where it can be easily accessed and updated.

For Mac OS 10.0.x, 10.1.x, 10.2.x, and 10.3.x

  1. Within the Finder, click on "Go" in the menubar and select "Connect to Server...".
  2. In the server address field type in "uranus.uta.edu" without the quotation marks and click the connect button.
  3. Select the Connect as "Guest" option and click the "connect" button.
  4. Open the mounted uranus sharepoint located on the Desktop and find the "SW-Check" folder.
  5. Open the "Mac-OS-X-sw-check.command" file found within the "SW-Check" folder.
  6. This script will create a folder on your Desktop called "Application-list-folder" and create a file inside that folder called "Application-list.txt". The script will then open that file.
  7. From this list you should be able to fill out a Software Log sheet for the computer listing what software you found. A log sheet you can use can be found at log-sheet A sample log is located at sample log
  8. Keep a copy of this list and update it anytime you add or remove software from the computer. The list should be kept somewhere close to the machine where it can be easily accessed and updated.

Known issues:

If you have any questions or comments please contact the OIT Helpdesk to request assistance. 817-272-2208 or helpdesk@uta.edu