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 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 Mac Administrator u2019 s Guide

Author: Charles S. Edge
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:1066613303
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Computer science

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 iPhone and iPad Administrator s Guide

Author: Charles Edge
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430230106
Release Date: 2011-01-27
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.

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.

iPad iPhone Administrator s Guide

Author: Guy Hart-Davis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071759077
Release Date: 2011-01-05
Genre: Computers

Securely deploy iPads and iPhones on corporate networks Seamlessly integrate iPads and iPhones into your company's IT systems using the detailed instructions contained in this practical book. iPad & iPhone Administrator's Guide shows you how to use iPads and iPhones as business devices and manage them tightly with Apple's enterprise tools. Learn how to connect iPads and iPhones to your organization's wireless network and mail servers, equip users with the apps they need to be productive at work and outside it, and provide access to essential data without compromising security. Plan your deployment and choose suitable iPads and iPhones Activate iPhones quickly using iTunes' activation-only mode Set up iPads and iPhones automatically using iPhone Configuration Utility Set up Wi-Fi and VPN connections manually or with configuration profiles Connect iPads and iPhones to Microsoft Exchange and other mail servers Choose the best third-party apps, install them, and keep them updated Install custom enterprise apps using provisioning profiles Load and transfer documents via File Sharing and third-party tools Give iPad and iPhone users remote access to your network Manage Windows or Mac OS X servers from your iPad or iPhone Secure iPads and iPhones with strong passcodes--and wipe their contents remotely if they're stolen Troubleshoot hardware and software problems

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.

Enterprise Mac Security Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Author: Charles Edge
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430227311
Release Date: 2010-12-31
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.

Enterprise Mac Managed Preferences

Author: Edward Marczak
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430229384
Release Date: 2010-12-28
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.

Beginning Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server

Author: Charles Edge
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430227731
Release Date: 2010-09-20
Genre: Computers

This book is intended for those who need to get things done with Mac OS X Server 10.6. As such, you can use this book two ways. Those new to Mac OS X Server can read straight through the entire book, and by the end should feel competent to administer any Mac server thrown their way. For those with some knowledge of Mac OS X Server, or perhaps a thorough knowledge of other Unix-based servers, the book is arranged by tasks so that you can either start reading at any point, skipping material you already know, or pick and choose the chapters you'll find most helpful to your own work or system needs. This task-oriented approach also makes the book useful as a general reference for all aspects of Mac OS X Server. Throughout the book, special emphasis is given to the new features of the latest release, Mac OS X Server 10.6, a.k.a. Server Snow Leopard. For instance, you'll find out how to integrate an iPhone with Mac OS X Server using the new Mobile Access features, or how to install an SSL certificate in the web service, Apache. Task-oriented approach to server administration makes it easy to find and accomplish what needs to get done Thorough subject coverage including workflows for Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server GUI-level features, command-line features, and alternatives Features introductory material for new administrators, emphasis on new features for upgrading to Snow Leopard Server, and more advanced material for experienced IT and enterprise administrators who want to get the most out of Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server

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.

Nmap in the Enterprise

Author: Angela Orebaugh
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080558745
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Genre: Computers

Nmap, or Network Mapper, is a free, open source tool that is available under the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. It is most often used by network administrators and IT security professionals to scan corporate networks, looking for live hosts, specific services, or specific operating systems. Part of the beauty of Nmap is its ability to create IP packets from scratch and send them out utilizing unique methodologies to perform the above-mentioned types of scans and more. This book provides comprehensive coverage of all Nmap features, including detailed, real-world case studies. • Understand Network Scanning Master networking and protocol fundamentals, network scanning techniques, common network scanning tools, along with network scanning and policies. • Get Inside Nmap Use Nmap in the enterprise, secure Nmap, optimize Nmap, and master advanced Nmap scanning techniques. • Install, Configure, and Optimize Nmap Deploy Nmap on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and install from source. • Take Control of Nmap with the Zenmap GUI Run Zenmap, manage Zenmap scans, build commands with the Zenmap command wizard, manage Zenmap profiles, and manage Zenmap results. • Run Nmap in the Enterprise Start Nmap scanning, discover hosts, port scan, detecting operating systems, and detect service and application versions • Raise those Fingerprints Understand the mechanics of Nmap OS fingerprinting, Nmap OS fingerprint scan as an administrative tool, and detect and evade the OS fingerprint scan. • “Tool around with Nmap Learn about Nmap add-on and helper tools: NDiff--Nmap diff, RNmap--Remote Nmap, Bilbo, Nmap-parser. • Analyze Real-World Nmap Scans Follow along with the authors to analyze real-world Nmap scans. • Master Advanced Nmap Scanning Techniques Torque Nmap for TCP scan flags customization, packet fragmentation, IP and MAC address spoofing, adding decoy scan source IP addresses, add random data to sent packets, manipulate time-to-live fields, and send packets with bogus TCP or UDP checksums.