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Apple macOS and iOS System Administration

Integrating and Supporting iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks

Authors: Smith, Drew

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  • Let macOS clients participate as first-class citizens on Windows network; accessing the same resources as their PC counterparts
  • Apply Apple DEP and Profile Manager solutions for Mobile Device Management (MDM)
  • Automate software installations and upgrades on thousands of macOS and/or iOS clients across multiple geographic locations
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About this book

Effectively manage Apple devices anywhere from a handful of Macs at one location to thousands of iPhones across many locations. This book is a comprehensive guide for supporting Mac and iOS devices in organizations of all sizes.
You'll learn how to control a fleet of macOS clients using tools like Profile Manager, Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP), and Apple Remote Desktop. Then integrate your Mac clients into your existing Microsoft solutions for file sharing, print sharing, Exchange, and Active Directory authentication without having to deploy additional Mac-specific middle-ware or syncing between multiple directory services.  
Apple macOS and iOS System Administration shows how to automate the software installation and upgrade process using the open source Munki platform and provides a scripted out-of-the box experience for large scale deployments of macOS endpoints in any organization. Finally, you'll see how to provision and manage thousands of iOS devices in a standardized and secure fashion with device restrictions and over-the-air configuration.  
What You'll Learn

  • Integrate macOS and iOS clients into enterprise Microsoft environments
  • Use Apple’s Volume Purchase Program to manage App installations and share pools of Apps across multiple users
  • Mass deploy iOS devices with standard configurations
  • Remotely manage a fleet of macOS devices using Apple's Remote Desktop
Who This Book Is For
System or desktop administrators in enterprise organizations who need to integrate macOS or iOS clients into their existing IT infrastructure or set-up a new infrastructure for an Apple environment from scratch.

About the authors

Drew Smith has spent the last twenty years in system administration, providing technology support and designing solutions across the United States. He has been responsible for fleets as large as 6,000 macOS devices across 52 different locations. In 2012, he deployed over 30,000 iPads to higher-education students in 15 different states, at the time it was one of the largest iPad 1:1 deployments. Drew enjoys sharing best practices with others to help them simplify and streamline the management of Apple devices in multi-platform environments. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5820-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5819-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Apple macOS and iOS System Administration
Book Subtitle
Integrating and Supporting iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Drew Smith
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5820-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5820-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5819-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 573
Number of Illustrations
442 b/w illustrations
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