Enterprise Mac Administrators Guide

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Apress, Nov 28, 2015 - Computers - 503 pages

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

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About the author (2015)

Charles Edge has been working with Apple products since he was a child. Professionally, Charles started with the Mac OS and Apple server offerings in 1999 after years working with various flavors of Unix. Charles began his consulting career working with Support Technologies and Andersen Consulting. In 2000, he found a new home at 318, Inc., a consulting firm in Santa Monica, California which is now the largest Mac consultancy in the country. At 318, Charles leads a team of over 40 engineers and has worked with network architecture, security and storage for various vertical and horizontal markets. Charles has spoken at a variety of conferences including DefCon, BlackHat, LinuxWorld, MacWorld and the WorldWide Developers Conference. Charles' first book, emMac Tiger Server Little Black Book/em, can be purchased through Paraglyph Press. Charles recently hung up his surfboard and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife, Lisa. Charles can be contacted at krypted@mac.com.

“div>Bill Smith has worked in the computer technology field for about 15 years, specializing in the support of advertising, design and graphics systems in several enterprise environments. His specialty is integrating and supporting Macintosh computers with Windows file sharing and messagingservers, which are predominant in the corporate business world. Originally from Oklahoma City, Bill moved to Minneapolis in 2001. He is enthusiastic about teaching and helping others with technology, but also enjoys being the student. In April of 2003, Microsoft awarded Bill the title of "Most Valuable Professional" for his online support of others in the Microsoft community, recognizing his expertise in Macintosh and Windows integration. He has worked internationally to migrate his company's Macintosh computers to Mac OS X and integrate them with Active Directory, Exchange and Office Communications Server.

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