Managing a Mac using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

Managing a Mac using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

A few resources becoming available whilst thinking about using Mac’s in the Enterprise. One item is though do people that bring Mac via BYOD or other methods
what management tools installed on them. Hmmm…

Microsoft now with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 Sp1 have some features

http://newsignature.com/blog/2013/04/18/apple-os-x-management-with-sccm-2012-sp1-%E2%80%93-planning-and-differences-from-windows-client-management/#.UimstsZ9t8E

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c140e51d-7178-44f8-8700-3aad50045e9a/sccm-2012-sp1-non-windows-management

http://blogs.technet.com/b/pauljones/archive/2013/06/02/managing-mac-os-x-with-system-center-2012-configuration-manager.aspx

 

Also Parallels have Parallels Management Suite for Microsoft SCCM which adds support to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 and 2012

Parallels Management-Mac for Microsoft SCCM – Overview

Macs are a reality in businesses today, and they need to be managed. Whether you want to extend your current SCCM-based desktop management infrastructure or consolidate multiple systems to minimize redundancy and save money, we can help. As the leaders in making Windows and Mac work together seamlessly, we understand Apple technologies and the needs of IT teams who use SCCM and also need to manage Macs.

Full visibility of the Macs on your network
No more guessing how many Macs are really there. Automatically scan the network ranges you choose, and discover Macs on your network. Then, have the Parallels Management-Mac for Microsoft SCCM agent auto-install and enroll them. The plug-in ensures you have the broadest range of Macs covered, including Mac OS X 10.8x, 10.7x, and 10.6x.

Gain control – easily 
Software discovery, distribution, and inventory occur just like with your PCs, but without costly Mac-only infrastructure. Our wizard-driven system for application packaging and Mac profile setup makes it easy for SCCM admins with minimal Mac skills, so anyone can be a pro in no time. And we make it simple to use Apple’s latest FileVault 2 technology to provide the best security available on your Macs.

Securely deploy and manage Windows on Mac 
Parallels Management-Mac extends your management abilities even further, to Windows applications on Macs. In conjunction with Parallels Desktop for Mac, manage delivery of your policy-compliant Windows stack to Mac users. All your management needs, centralized in SCCM.

 

 

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