Enterprise Mac Administrators Guide

Author: CHARLES EDGE
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484217061
Release Date: 2015-11-28
Genre: Computers

Charles Edge and Bill Smith provide detailed explanations of the technology required for large-scale Mac OS X deployments and show you how to integrate it with other operating systems and applications. Now in its second edition, Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide addresses the growing size and spread of Mac OS X deployments in corporations and institutions worldwide. In some cases, this is due to the growth of traditional Mac environments, but for the most part it has to do with organizations instituting device choice and switcher campaigns, where Windows and/or Linux environments are migrating to Mac OS X. There is a steep culture shock with many of these migrations. The products that are used are different, the nomenclature is different, and most importantly the best practices for dealing with the operating system and updates are very different. Apple provides a number of tools to help automate and guide IT toward managing a large number of Mac OS X computers—it has since before Mac OS X was initially released. However, if you want to put together all of the pieces to tell a compelling story about how to run an IT department or a deployment of Macs, you need to compile information from a number of different sources. This book provides explanations of the technology required. What You'll Learn Choose a directory services model that works for your organization and integrate it into your existing model Choose an imaging model and begin imaging workstations with or without third-party products Use the Mac App Store and Apple’s Volume Purchasing Program to deploy apps Leverage scripting techniques to reduce labor for the IT department Provide network services (file sharing, mobile home folders, messaging, etc.) to the Mac OS X clients Who This Book Is For System administrators and IT professionals who need to manage a large number of Mac OS X computers, be they Mac OS X–based servers or workstations. The assumption is that readers are somewhat familiar with Mac OS X and/or IT in general, but not that they are familiar with the Apple system internals, server services, or deployment techniques.

Enterprise Mac Administrators Guide

Author: Charles Edge
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430224440
Release Date: 2010-05-10
Genre: Computers

Charles Edge, Zack Smith, and Beau Hunter provide detailed explanations of the technology required for large-scale Mac OS X deployments and show you how to integrate it with other operating systems and applications. Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide addresses the growing size and spread of Mac OS X deployments in corporations and institutions worldwide. In some cases, this is due to the growth of traditional Mac environments, but for the most part it has to do with "switcher" campaigns, where Windows and/or Linux environments are migrating to Mac OS X. However, there is a steep culture shock with these types of migrations. The products that are used are different, the nomenclature is different, and most importantly the best practices for dealing with the operating system are different. Apple provides a number of tools to help automate and guide IT toward managing a large number of Mac OS X computers—it has since before Mac OS X was initially released. However, if you want to put together all of the pieces to tell a compelling story about how to run an IT department or a deployment of Macs, you need to compile information from a number of different sources. This book will provide explanations of the technology required. Provides complete solutions for the large- and medium-scale integration of directory services, imaging, and security Complete guide for integrating Macs and Mac OS X into mixed environments with confidence and no down time One-stop volume for IT professionals who need the technical details to get their job done as efficiently and effectively as possible

Enterprise Mac Administrator s Guide

Author: Charles Edge
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430224433
Release Date: 2009-10-29
Genre: Computers

Charles Edge, Zack Smith, and Beau Hunter provide detailed explanations of the technology required for large-scale Mac OS X deployments and show you how to integrate it with other operating systems and applications. Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide addresses the growing size and spread of Mac OS X deployments in corporations and institutions worldwide. In some cases, this is due to the growth of traditional Mac environments, but for the most part it has to do with "switcher" campaigns, where Windows and/or Linux environments are migrating to Mac OS X. However, there is a steep culture shock with these types of migrations. The products that are used are different, the nomenclature is different, and most importantly the best practices for dealing with the operating system are different. Apple provides a number of tools to help automate and guide IT toward managing a large number of Mac OS X computers—it has since before Mac OS X was initially released. However, if you want to put together all of the pieces to tell a compelling story about how to run an IT department or a deployment of Macs, you need to compile information from a number of different sources. This book will provide explanations of the technology required. Provides complete solutions for the large- and medium-scale integration of directory services, imaging, and security Complete guide for integrating Macs and Mac OS X into mixed environments with confidence and no down time One-stop volume for IT professionals who need the technical details to get their job done as efficiently and effectively as possible What you’ll learn Choose a directory services model that works for your organization and integrate it into your existing model Choose an imaging model and begin imaging workstations with or without third-party products Leverage scripting techniques to reduce labor for the IT department Provide network services (file sharing, mobile home folders, messaging, etc.) to the Mac OS X clients Mass-deploy the iPhone Who this book is for System administrators and IT professionals who need to manage a large number of Mac OS X computers, be they Mac OS X–based servers or workstations. The assumption is that readers are somewhat familiar with Mac OS X and/or IT in general, but not that they are familiar with the Apple system internals, server services, or deployment techniques. Table of Contents Directory Services Directory Services Clients Active Directory Storage Messaging and Groupware Mass Deployment Client Management Automating Administrative Tasks Virtualization iPhone

Enterprise iPhone and iPad Administrator s Guide

Author: Charles Edge
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430230090
Release Date: 2010-11-23
Genre: Computers

Are you an IT professional involved in deploying the iPhone and or iPad in your company or organization? Do you have fellow employees who are eager to use their iPhones and iPads for work? Then this is the book for you. Enterprise iPhone and iPad Administrator’s Guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to deploy and integrate the iPhone within a range of professional environments—from large businesses and educational institutions to medium-sized offices. This book ensures that the process is achieved in a streamlined, efficient, and cost-effective manner. The guide begins with an introduction to basic deployment concerns, then moves into actual methods and tools that you can use to streamline the deployment process. Next, an in-depth discussion of configuration and provisional profiles helps you deliver solid device setup, security, and adherence to organization policies. Finally, you’ll learn how to use existing help desk teams to provide effective user support. Also included is coverage of the latest iPhone- and iPad-specific enterprise technologies (such as push notification and calendaring tools) as well as internal iPhone and iPad applications and web-based solutions for businesses. What you’ll learn Activate and deploy the iPhone and iPad (and iTunes if it will serve as a sync conduit for users). Use the iPhone and iPad built-in client management capabilities. Support iPhone- and iPad-specific services both inside and outside of a private network, provisioning security profiles and applications to users. Provide effective user support, both in the office and in the field. Who this book is for This book is intended for IT staff members that will be charged with planning an iPhone and iPad implementation or pilot program, as well as those that will be charged with ultimately deploying and provisioning the devices and delivering support to iPhone and iPad users. Readers should have an existing background in IT management, systems administration, and end user support working in a medium to large business or enterprise environment. Table of Contents The Inevitability of the iPhone in the Enterprise Purchasing and Activating Applying Basic Configurations to Mobile Devices Integrating with Groupware Working with Documents and Files Remote Access for iOS Developing In-House Applications Building Configuration Profiles Mass-Deploying Devices Leveraging Third-Party Solutions for Productivity Developing A Program For Support Acceptable Use Policy Using Mac OS X Server for Groupware

Using Mac OS X Lion Server

Author: Charles S. Edge
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449316051
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Computers

Teaches readers how best to use the Mac OS X Lion server for a variety of uses including, how to configure your network to include multiple operating systems; how to set up servers for wikis, websites, and podcasts; and how to control data access with permissions.

Mac OS X System Administration

Author: Guy Hart-Davis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071668989
Release Date: 2010-05-06
Genre: Computers

Build and manage a powerful network on Mac OS X Server Boost productivity and foster collaboration using the powerful networking tools available in Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server. With clear, detailed explanations and step-by-step instructions, Mac OS X System Administration shows you how to plan, construct, and manage a high-performance Mac-based network. You'll learn how to do everything from planning and installing the network from scratch to backing up both clients and servers to recovering from disaster. Plan the wired, wireless, or combination network your organization needs Build the network and install Mac OS X Server Secure the network using firewalls, encryption, and SSL authentication Harness the power of Open Directory to organize and manage the network Create user accounts, set up groups, and control which applications and features users can access Set up and manage file sharing, print, Web, and e-mail services Install applications automatically both before and after deploying the Macs Enable remote access to the network via VPN Add iPhones and iPod touches to the network Guy Hart-Davis is the bestselling author of more than 50 computer books, including AppleScript: A Beginner's Guide, Mac OS X Leopard QuickSteps, HTML, XHTML & CSS QuickSteps, and How to Do Everything: iPod, iPhone, & iTunes.

Enterprise Mac Managed Preferences

Author: Edward Marczak
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430229377
Release Date: 2010-08-18
Genre: Computers

Many systems administrators on the Mac need a way to manage machine configuration after initial setup and deployment. Apple’s Managed Preferences system (also known as MCX) is under-documented, often misunderstood, and sometimes outright unknown by systems administrators. MCX is usually deployed in conjunction with an OS X server, but it can also be used in Windows environments or where no dedicated server exists at all. Enterprise Mac Managed Preferences is the definitive guide to Apple’s Managed Client technology. With this book, you’ll get the following: An example-driven guide to Mac OS X Managed Preferences/Client technology Recipes for common use case studies and patterns A targeted approach appropriate for any sys admin that manages Macs in an OS X or Windows environment This is the only book that focuses on this facet of OS X exclusively. If you’re a sys admin, this book will take away much of the pain of working with OS X client systems. Even better, both of the authors are very involved in the Mac community—Greg Neagle is part of the MacEnterprise steering committee, and Ed Marczak is the executive editor and an author for MacTech magazine and a member of the Apple Consultants Network. What you’ll learn The Managed Preferences system and how to manage it All about Directory Services and Local Directory Services How to work with property list files How to deliver files with Open Directory, ActiveDirectory, local scripts, third-party utilities, Puppet, LANRev, Casper, and more How to work with compositing preferences, including the hierarchy of preferences How to write a Plist for management, using Workgroup Manager and Dock Example How and when to enforce Managed Preferences How to understand manifests What recipes to use and when When, how, and where to use mcxquery, System Profiler, and MCX Cache flushing Who this book is for This book is for systems administrators using Mac clients. Table of Contents Why Manage? What Is the Managed Preferences System? Understanding Directory Services Property List Files Writing a Property List for Management Delivering Managed Preferences Local MCX Compositing Preferences Enforcing Managed Preferences Preference Manifests and “Raw” Preferences Recipes Managing Mobile Accounts Troubleshooting Managed Preferences

Enterprise Mac Security Mac OS X

Author: CHARLES EDGE
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484217122
Release Date: 2015-12-30
Genre: Computers

Enterprise Mac Security is a definitive, expert-driven update of the popular, slash-dotted first edition which was written in part as a companion to the SANS Institute course for Mac OS X. It contains detailed Mac OS X security information, and walkthroughs on securing systems, including the new 10.11 operating system. A common misconception in the Mac community is that Mac’s operating system is more secure than others. While this might be have been true in certain cases, security on the Mac has always still been a crucial issue. With the release of OS X 10.11, the operating system is taking large strides in getting even more secure. Even still, when sharing is enabled or remote control applications are installed, Mac OS X faces a variety of security threats, whether these have been exploited or not. This book caters to both the beginning home user and the seasoned security professional not accustomed to the Mac, establishing best practices for Mac OS X for a wide audience. The authors of this book are seasoned Mac and security professionals, having built many of the largest network infrastructures for Apple and spoken at both DEFCON and Black Hat on OS X security. What You Will Learn The newest security techniques on Mac OS X from the best and brightest Security details of Mac OS X for the desktop and server, and how to secure these systems The details of Mac forensics and Mac hacking How to tackle Apple wireless security Who This Book Is For This book is for new users, switchers, power users, and administrators that need to make sure their Mac systems are secure.

Instant Apple Configurator How to

Author: Charles Edge
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781849694070
Release Date: 2013-03-26
Genre: Computers

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Get the job done and learn as you go. A how-To book with practical recipes accompanied with rich screenshots for easy comprehension.This book follows the Packt How-to approach, offering an informative yet practical guide that is easy to understand. The book takes a meticulous approach to providing quick and simple recipe-based solutions for security and deployment of iOS devices."Instant Apple iOS Configurator Utility How-to" book is ideal for anyone with a working knowledge in iOS device deployment and management. It is likely you will be responsible for the maintenance and security of iOS devices, ranging anywhere from 10 to 10,000. This is the ultimate guide to iOS security management and device deployment.

Enterprise Mac Security Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Author: Charles Edge
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430227304
Release Date: 2010-06-07
Genre: Computers

A common misconception in the Mac community is that Mac’s operating system is more secure than others. While this might be true in certain cases, security on the Mac is still a crucial issue. When sharing is enabled or remote control applications are installed, Mac OS X faces a variety of security threats. Enterprise Mac Security: Mac OS X Snow Leopard is a definitive, expert-driven update of the popular, slash-dotted first edition and was written in part as a companion to the SANS Institute course for Mac OS X. It contains detailed Mac OS X security information, and walkthroughs on securing systems, including the new Snow Leopard operating system. Using the SANS Institute course as a sister, this book caters to both the beginning home user and the seasoned security professional not accustomed to the Mac, establishing best practices for Mac OS X for a wide audience. The authors of this book are seasoned Mac and security professionals, having built many of the largest network infrastructures for Apple and spoken at both DEFCON and Black Hat on OS X security. What you’ll learn The newest security techniques on Mac OS X and Snow Leopard operating system from the best and brightest The details of the entire Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system for the desktop and server, and how to secure these systems Considerations for third-party applications on systems The details of Mac forensics and Mac hacking How to tackle Apple wireless security Who this book is for This book is for new users, power users, and administrators who wish to make sure that their Mac platform is secure. Table of Contents Security Quick-Start Services, Daemons, and Processes Securing User Accounts File System Permissions Reviewing Logs and Monitoring Application Signing and Sandbox Securing Web Browsers and E-mail Malware Security: Combating Viruses, Worms, and Root Kits Encrypting Files and Volumes Securing Network Traffic Setting Up the Mac OS X Firewall Securing a Wireless Network Part IV: File Services Web Site Security Remote Connectivity Server Security Network Scanning, Intrusion Detection, and Intrusion Prevention Tools Backup and Fault Tolerance Forensics

macOS Support Essentials 10 13 Apple Pro Training Series

Author: Arek Dreyer
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 9780134855691
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Computers

This is the official curriculum of the Apple High Sierra 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.13 course and preparation for Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.13 certification—as well as a top-notch primer for anyone who needs to support, troubleshoot, or optimize macOS High Sierra. This guide provides comprehensive coverage of High Sierra and is part of the Apple Pro Training series—the only Apple-certified books on the market. Designed for support technicians, help desk specialists, and ardent Mac users, this guide takes you deep inside macOS High Sierra. You will find in-depth, step-by-step instruction on everything from installing and configuring High Sierra to managing networks and system administration. Whether you run a computer lab or an IT department, you’ll learn to set up users, configure system preferences, manage security and permissions, use diagnostic and repair tools, troubleshoot peripheral devices, and more—all on your way to preparing for the industry-standard ACSP certification. This is a step-by-step guide that works through lessons designed to teach practical, real-world tasks, with lesson files let you practice as you learn.

Managing Apple Devices

Author: Arek Dreyer
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 9780134302058
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Computers

Managing Apple Devices, Third Edition will enable you to create an effective plan for deploying and maintaining groups of Apple devices using iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan in your organization. This all-in-one resource teaches a wide variety of Apple management technologies; explains the theory behind the tools; and provides practical, hand-on exercises to get you up and running with the tools. You will be introduced to Apple management technologies including Mobile Device Management, the Volume Purchase Program, and the Device Enrollment Program. For example, not only will you learn how to use Profile Manager—Apple’s implementation of Mobile Device Management—but you will also learn about the ideas behind profile management and how to make configuration easier for both administrators and users while maintaining a highly secure environment. The exercises contained within this guide are designed to let you explore and learn the tools provided by Apple for deploying and managing iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan systems. They start with verification of access to necessary services, move on to the configuration of those services, and finally test the results of those services on client devices. Each lesson builds on previous topics and is designed to give technical coordinators and system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to deploy and maintain Apple devices by: Providing knowledge of how Apple deployment technologies work Showing how to use specific deployment tools Explaining deployment procedures and best practices Offering practical exercises step-by-step solutions available

Linux Network Administrator s Guide

Author: Olaf Kirch
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1565924002
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Computers

This introduction to networking on Linux now covers firewalls, including the use of ipchains and Netfilter, masquerading, and accounting. Other new topics in this second edition include Novell (NCP/IPX) support and INN (news administration).

Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide

Author: Daniel J. Barrett
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449328986
Release Date: 2012-06-13
Genre: Computers

Unlock the secrets of the Terminal and discover how this powerful tool solves problems the Finder can’t handle. With this handy guide, you’ll learn commands for a variety of tasks, such as killing programs that refuse to quit, renaming a large batch of files in seconds, or running jobs in the background while you do other work. Get started with an easy-to-understand overview of the Terminal and its partner, the shell. Then dive into commands neatly arranged into two dozen categories, including directory operations, file comparisons, and network connections. Each command includes a concise description of its purpose and features. Log into your Mac from remote locations Search and modify files in powerful ways Schedule jobs for particular days and times Let several people use one Mac at the same time Compress and uncompress files in a variety of formats View and manipulate Mac OS X processes Combine multiple commands to perform complex operations Download and install additional commands from the Internet