6954 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 20, 2010 8:09 AM by Allan Marcus @ LANL
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2010 2:43 PM (in response to Buzzzzz)So it looks like one thing you are trying to avoid is linking the iPad with an iTunes account at work. However, if iTunes is the only way to install Applications, then you get the issues you described.
However, iTunes is not the only way to install Applications.
Using iPhone Configuration Utility you can download and manually install applications onto a USB connected iPad or iPhone. I do NOT know if those applications will be removed when the user takes the device home and sync's it, but if all you are trying to do is get certain applications on there, this might work.
So, download the .apps you want on the iPads. Plug them into the Mac you use iPhone Config Utility from. Drag the apps into the Applications area of that tool. Highlight the USB connected iOS device, and any the apps you dragged in will be manually installable into the device.
Give it a shot. I'd put a payload in the profile to enforce encrypted backups too if users are going to sync at home and have corporate data on the iOS device.
AndrewMBPro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), ACSA
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2010 7:14 PM (in response to MacGenius.es)Thanks for the info...
You mention drag the applications into the applications area of the tool. Where am I dragging the apps from? Also, I'm familiar with the tool using XP, but haven't really used t on a MAC yet since I do not have snow leopard and it required for 3.0 tool. Do you get this app drag feature with the MAC version?
What you're saying makes sense, but I'm not visualizing or getting how to exactly get the apps and drag them to the tool....ThanksiPad, iOS 4, ?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2010 3:28 PM (in response to Buzzzzz)This is how we are doing it. I have a workstation Windows 7 with Itunes and Iphone configuration Utility 3.1 (ICU) installed. My shortcut to Itunes is "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /SetPreInt StoreActivationMode 1
This puts it into Store Mode so it doesn't sync with any of my data or accounts. Currently I'm not syncing Apps, so not much help in that respect.
1. open Ituns with Storemode link.
2. Create\load Configuration Profile in ICU, I have VPN, Web clips, Pin requirements, WIFI settings.
3. plug in IPad/Iphone
4. Itunes pops up says something about not being able to connect, don't care.
5. In ICU, select the Device, install profile. (ICU also logs all the devices info, very handy to have)
6. Hand device to user so they can type their Exchange email/username/passwords.
your done. It's up to users to to configure their own Itunes accounts and such.
I'm probably going to have my Profile out on a website and SMS text the link when a remote users needs to wipe or rebuild a device. I'm currently not doing that.
Message was edited by: kristoferolafssonWindows 7
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2010 5:25 PM (in response to kristoferolafsson)hi. this sounds nice.
BUT, are you also able yo prefill app?
I'm look on how to prefill ad hoc app without swap at first user sync.
francoisMacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Mac
Currently Being ModeratedDec 15, 2010 1:22 PM (in response to Buzzzzz)When the user connects the ipad to their home itunes tell them not to erase and sync. tell them to use the "manage manually" option. Then their ipad can be connected to their home account, but they will not be able to sync. They can drag and drop items on to the iPad.Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2010 7:54 AM (in response to Buzzzzz)There's a new answer to this problem: mobile app stores for the enterprise.
Ondeego does one that's gaining traction.
Disclaimer: we work with Ondeego but I really do recommend giving them a look.
Someone more neutral can come back and comment but I am totally convinced of the enterprise app store model for app distribution and management.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 1Gb RAM