878 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2011 1:17 PM by foilpan
The teachers shouldn't be allowed to install applications EXCEPT Apple Software Updates -- currently we have Software Update Server running but I have no idea if it's working.
How can I test that?
How can I ensure they are able to download and install Apple Software Updates regardless of where they are? These are take home laptops too.
even if you're talking about just 10 machines, i'd use deploystudio and other tools to do most of your work here.
you can use a workflow to upgrade or image the machines, bind them to OD, set hostnames, install apps, etc.
manage as much user environment stuff via mcx.
if you use munki to manage software updates, you can leave the local (or mcx) prefs alone, specifying your internal swupd server only in the munki client prefs. when the laptops are on the school network, they'll look to the local server for updates. when home, they'll use apple's. this has the added advantage of not requiring local admin access to install updates (at least when they're on the school lan).