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Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Deployment v10.5 by Kevin M. White

By Kevin M. White

Apple education sequence: Mac OS X v10.5 Deployment v10.5 makes use of a blend of task-based guideline and robust visuals to educate intermediate and complex clients tips on how to installation quite a lot of documents and structures to a number of clients in a wide association. writer Kevin White takes readers during the deployment of software program, starting from person documents, to accomplish platforms, to a number of clients, discussing the diversity of methodologies used. Intermediate clients will how you can use Apple deployment instruments, together with Disk application, PackageMaker, Apple software program fix, and NetBoot. complicated clients will the right way to customise deployment recommendations with scripts to supply post-installation configuration. through the ebook, clients find out how to tie all the strategies jointly to create totally built-in software program and deployment plans..

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Framework/ is a bundle that contains multiple items related to that software, but it appears as a normal folder. The contents of a package, on the other hand, are revealed only when you right-click (or Control-click) the package and choose Show Package Contents from the shortcut menu. From a deployment perspective, the use of bundles and packages in Mac OS X presents another dilemma. On the one hand, bundles and packages simplify deployment because otherwise complex items can be managed as single items.

P No default file checksums to verify content. P No default compression, thus no storage or bandwidth savings. P No default encryption to secure content. P Archive File Deployment Pros: Mac OS X file elements are retained if encoded and decoded using the correct Mac OS X tools. P Multiple items contained in a single file that is easily transferable using any mechanism. P Compressed format saves storage space and bandwidth. P Uses ZIP format that can be decoded on nearly any system. P Cons: Requires additional encoding and decoding steps.

5 (Peachpit). Client Management When administrators need to restrict a user’s ability to access features on a computer, their typical approach is client system management. Mac OS X includes a sophisticated set of Managed Client for Mac OS X (MCX) settings. An administrator can centrally manage a wide range of preferences and configurations using MCX settings. Further, MCX settings can be accessed locally or hosted from a shared network directory service. References 19 Mac OS X can access MCX settings hosted on a Mac OS X server running directory services or any properly configured third-party Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) service, including Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD).

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