IT Management: Casper Suite 7.2 Improves Policy Management on Apple's OS X
Casper Suite 7.2 Improves Policy Management on Apples OS X
by Cameron Sturdevant
New wizards helped me create a policy to install packages on my Mac systems.
Here you see the management tab options, including Policies and Managed Preferences modules, both improved in this version of Casper Suite 7.2.
Create Managed Preference
I imported ready-made preferences from the Manifest Destiny project, seen lower right.
I added my Mac systems using the network scanner in Casper Suite 7.2. I was somewhat surprised that .104 got added; that's a VMware vSphere 4 host. I have to go check that out!
Adding Another System
Here you see my fake test user Brian Sturdevant's computer getting added to the Casper Suite inventory.
Here you see that I'm about to take control of Brian's MacBook Pro.
Casper Suite uses Apple Software Update to get the necessary patches for distribution.
Here's an example of a policy to deploy updates to my Mac systems from the central update server.
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