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building systems. Like for workstations? haven't done that in a while.........
By:  P. Briscoe (Non running-dog anti-imperial anti-Bush unapologist name-changer; 24088)
Posted on: 10-16-2020 23:12.
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Now that we got JAMF MDM and DEP totally rolling for Macs and iPads we just give the user the sealed box straight off the loading dock. S/Ns are captured during an earlier stage of provisioning.

Customer takes the box home, opens it and steps through Apple's regular user-initiated setup. But with a crucial difference-- once the serial number hits the internet, it gets enrolled in the University's MDM, customer ID gets captured, and after that it's fully owned and managed by I.T. Depending on which JAMF site we put that S/N in, it starts pulling down the relevant policies for software packages, printer mappings as well as base configuration profiles that all Macs get. It's pretty much zero-touch. They can do it from home.

On the PC side we're still imaging old-school on the bench using PXE Boot and SCCM, etc. Someone else builds the images. We just use 'em unless a user wants to be all fancy and order something not made by Dell. Then it's a custom build--drivers, etc, Windows Enterprise, manual SCCM installation and enrollment, manual bind to AD.

My team doesn't support any Linux users. There's Ansible for that, but it's pretty primitive and hard to use compared to what we can do for Mac and Windows rapid deployment.

Edited by P. Briscoe at 16.10.2020 23:16:44

Edited by P. Briscoe at 16.10.2020 23:17:32

Edited by P. Briscoe at 16.10.2020 23:19:22