IT Management: Casper Suite 7.2 Improves Policy Management on Apple's OS X

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2010-03-26
 
 
 

Casper Suite 7.2 Improves Policy Management on Apples OS X

by Cameron Sturdevant

Casper Suite 7.2 Improves Policy Management on Apples OS X

Policy Assistant

New wizards helped me create a policy to install packages on my Mac systems.

Policy Assistant

Central Administration

Here you see the management tab options, including Policies and Managed Preferences modules, both improved in this version of Casper Suite 7.2.

Central Administration

Create Managed Preference

I imported ready-made preferences from the Manifest Destiny project, seen lower right.

Create Managed Preference

Network Scanner

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!

Network Scanner

Adding Another System

Here you see my fake test user Brian Sturdevant's computer getting added to the Casper Suite inventory.

Adding Another System

Remote Control

Here you see that I'm about to take control of Brian's MacBook Pro.

Remote Control

Software Update

Casper Suite uses Apple Software Update to get the necessary patches for distribution.

Software Update

Patch Policy

Here's an example of a policy to deploy updates to my Mac systems from the central update server.

Patch Policy

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