Last week I had the pleasure to talk during the SCCM User Group Hamburg about Mastering your Mac Devices with Configuration Manager 2012 R2. If you attended this session you will find here the references to the slide deck and the Configuration Item examples. If you want to play with the examples showed during my […]READ MORE
Parallels Mac Management for SCCM 3.0 available (review part 6)
Last month Parallels released version 3 of the Parallels Mac Management for SCCM. Today we will have a look at the new features that are coming with this new release. If you want to see what I covered in the five earlier blogs, look here (1), here (2), here (3), here (4) and here (5) […]READ MORE
So now we have looked at the features and Client in the first blog, looked at the deploying software in the second blog, looked at the Mac OS X Configuration Profiles in the third blog and looked at the “other” configuration items in the fourth blog we are now going to look at deploying an Mac OS […]READ MORE
After three earlier blogs about the Parallels Mac Management for SCCM plugin, we are now quickly going to look at the other Configuration Items that come with the plugin for Configuration Manager 2012 R2. Besides managing Mac OS X Configuration Profiles, Parallels Mac Management is also able to manage FileVault 2 settings, Parallels Desktop Configuration […]READ MORE
Earlier this week I discussed how Mac OS X packages can be deployed to Mac OS X devices. Today I want to have a look at the Parallels Configuration Items. With for instance the Mac OS X Configuration Profiles you are able to create a configuration item that allows you to deliver Mac OS X […]READ MORE
Last week I gave you an overview of Parallels Mac Management for SCCM, in this blog I want to look at one of the features that are added by the plugin. Besides the Network discovery and automatic enrollment of Mac OS X clients, the plugin also offers Deployment of software via packages and programs, Deploy […]READ MORE
At TechEd North America I came across the booth from Parallels and they were advertising with a product called Parallels Mac Management for ConfigMgr. Parallels Mac Management for SCCM was awarded with the “The Best of TechEd award”. So for me worthwhile looking at and of course everything that integrates with ConfigMgr 2012 attracts my attention […]READ MORE
Managing Mac OS X system preferences – Set Logon Window Text
As part of my session at the Configuration Manager Community Event in Bern last Friday I showed a couple of use cases where you could use the Compliance Settings of Configuration Manager 2012 to manage your Apple OS X devices. Check earlier blogs here and here. A couple of them were using the discovery and […]READ MORE
How to set background of Mac OS X with ConfigMgr 2012 R2
Apple is slightly changing how preferences are stored. For instance, until Mac OS X Mountain Lion the background was managed in the preferences located in file ~\Library\Preferences\com.apple.desktop.plist . You could easily change the background key in this file. With the release of Mac OS X Mavericks this setting is moved to a database file instead […]READ MORE
How to set user preferences in Mac OS X 10.x with ConfigMgr 2012 R2
Today I presented a session about Mastering Apple OS X with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 at the Swiss Configuration Manager User Group in Bern. Mac OS X support by Configuration Manager 2012 R2 has two ways of supporting Settings Management namely, managing settings through preferences directly or managing it through Shell Scripts. One of the […]READ MORE
How to manage which device with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1?
With the release of Service Pack 1 of Configuration Manager 2012 more platform support is added to support the Unified Device Management vision of Microsoft. Some of the platforms are managed directly by Configuration Manager 2012 by installing a client, some of them are managed via a Windows Intune Wave D subscription and some of […]READ MORE
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About Peter Daalmans
Peter tries to speak every year on several events like TechDays Netherlands, ExpertsLive, IT/Dev Connections, BriForum, Midwest Management Summit, TechEd Australia, TechEd New Zealand and in 2017 Peter had the honor to speak at Microsoft Ignite. See more here.
Author of four books about Configurtion Manager and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security