P. Briscoe (Non running-dog anti-imperial anti-Bush unapologist name-changer; 22201)
Posted on: 03-08-2019 08:30.
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we used to be a Centrify Shop.
When you fire up AD Policy Management in a Centrify shop, there would be special CentrifyDC GPOs--I guess they are schema extensions or something.
They were very limited back when we used it. but now I see that there are policies for managed software update (munki) which didn't exist when we were a Centrify shop. But it's still nowhere near the flexibility you get with JAMF.
Before IT Centralization, me and a couple other Mac geeks used munki to do patch management of 3rd party apps for for three or four different schools/departments way before the University started doing it with JAMF for all Macs in all schools/departments.
JAMF patch management has it's ups and downs. It was broken for several months for us because it depends on lots of criteria-driven Smart Groups and that piece was broken by a routine maintenance release before JAMF finally fixed it. It's still better than any other bit enterprise Mac management solution. Apple now uses JAMF both in corporate operations and in retail.
Edited by P. Briscoe at 3/8/2019 8:51:39 AM
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