Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to rocking_diva)
You can also look into one of the many third-party management systems such as LANDesk or Casper from JAMF Software. Which will be best suited to your company will depend on your precise usage/
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2013 11:16 PM (in response to varjak paw)
Actually i want to remotely install software on mac.. So we just planning to take MAc OS x server.. Or is their any way to install software????
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2013 6:44 AM (in response to rocking_diva)
You posted in the Apple Remote Desktop forum and asked about remote monitoring, so I presumed that you were looking for the features that software offers, such as remote control, pushing out packages of updates or other software, doing reports, etc.
If you just want a server where your workstations can connect for upgrades, so you can manage what they get and centralize things rather than each workstation downloading on it's own, then yes, OS X Server can do that through Profile Manager, though since the workstations have to be bound to the server that could be problematic for remotely-located workstations. Profile Manager also doesn't "monitor" workstations, per se. You might want to read the administator guides here:
and then if you have further questions about OS X Server ask in the forum for that product.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2013 9:08 PM (in response to varjak paw)
Thank u very much..
But can you tell me how to use profile manager for remotely pushing software to client machine??
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to rocking_diva)
Read the section on Profile Manager in the OS X Server documentation.
Whether this will be the best option for you I couldn't say without a lot more information on exacty what you wish to do, and that's probably best taken up with a local consultant rather than in a forum like this, there being so many variables to consider.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 5:23 AM (in response to varjak paw)
I'll check that. But can you tell me how to deploy packages(.dmg) on mac client machine from remote machine?
And if i used Mac OS x Server then which feature should i used for remote installation?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2013 6:46 AM (in response to rocking_diva)
DMG files are disk images, not packages. If the disk image contains a standard OS X installer package file, you can use Apple Remote Desktop to deploy the package to client systems. If the disk image does not have a standard package file, then you would either need to create a package file or copy the disk image to the client workstations and then take control of them to open the image and install the application.
if i used Mac OS x Server then which feature should i used for remote installation?
Again I direct you to the documentation for Profile Manager.
Regards.iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Core i7 3.4Ghz GeForce GTX 680MX
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2013 6:13 PM (in response to rocking_diva)
Profile Manager does not install software.
You want remote installations, use ARD or buy the Casper Suite from JAMF.