Enterprise Mac Administrators Guide

Authors: EDGE, CHARLES, Smith, William

  • Presents a non-disruptive approach to integration by detailing how readers’ Macs will work with their current configuration and models
  • Written from an IT point of view by one of the most experienced Mac OS X administration experts
  • The only system administration book to include iPhone administration along with Macs
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About this book

Charles Edge and Bill Smith provide detailed explanations of the technology required for large-scale Mac OS X deployments and show you how to integrate it with other operating systems and applications.

Now in its second edition, Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide addresses the growing size and spread of Mac OS X deployments in corporations and institutions worldwide. In some cases, this is due to the growth of traditional Mac environments, but for the most part it has to do with organizations instituting device choice and switcher campaigns, where Windows and/or Linux environments are migrating to Mac OS X. There is a steep culture shock with many of these migrations. The products that are used are different, the nomenclature is different, and most importantly the best practices for dealing with the operating system and updates are very different.

Apple provides a number of tools to help automate and guide IT toward managing a large number of Mac OS X computers—it has since before Mac OS X was initially released. However, if you want to put together all of the pieces to tell a compelling story about how to run an IT department or a deployment of Macs, you need to compile information from a number of different sources. This book provides explanations of the technology required.

What You'll Learn

  • Choose a directory services model that works for your organization and integrate it into your existing model
  • Choose an imaging model and begin imaging workstations with or without third-party products
  • Use the Mac App Store and Apple’s Volume Purchasing Program to deploy apps
  • Leverage scripting techniques to reduce labor for the IT department
  • Provide network services (file sharing, mobile home folders, messaging, etc.) to the Mac OS X clients

Who This Book Is For
System administrators and IT professionals who need to manage a large number of Mac OS X computers, be they Mac OS X–based servers or workstations. The assumption is that readers are somewhat familiar with Mac OS X and/or IT in general, but not that they are familiar with the Apple system internals, server services, or deployment techniques.

About the authors

Charles Edge has been working with Apple products since he was a child. Professionally, Charles started with the Mac OS and Apple server offerings in 1999 after years working with various flavors of Unix. Charles began his consulting career working with Support Technologies and Andersen Consulting. In 2000, he found a new home at 318, Inc., a consulting firm in Santa Monica, California which is now the largest Mac consultancy in the country. At 318, Charles leads a team of over 40 engineers and has worked with network architecture, security and storage for various vertical and horizontal markets. Charles has spoken at a variety of conferences including DefCon, BlackHat, LinuxWorld, MacWorld and the WorldWide Developers Conference. Charles' first book, emMac Tiger Server Little Black Book/em, can be purchased through Paraglyph Press. Charles recently hung up his surfboard and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife, Lisa. Charles can be contacted at krypted@mac.com.

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eBook $39.99
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1705-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enterprise Mac Administrators Guide
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
CHARLES EDGE and William Smith
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1706-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1706-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1705-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXV, 503
Number of Illustrations and Tables
285 b/w illustrations
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