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** Updated February 2019 for macOS Mojave and the new Secure Boot Macs *** The guide for “post-imaging” deployment of macOS High Sierra.

With the introduction of macOS High Sierra Apple and Secure Boot on the iMac Pro has profoundly changed the workflows for installing and deploying macOS on a large scale. In addition new technologies and services like MDM, DEP and VPP need to be configured and used correctly.

This books explains all the different terms, services and technologies and suggests workflows for Administrators to deploy and manage macOS High Sierra in education, business, enterprise and other organizations in this new “post-imaging” world.

Table of contents:

History and Changes

- Imaging is Dead
- New in High Sierra
- Tools and Terminology

macOS Installer Application

- The Install Application in Detail
- Installing the Installer
- External Installer Drives
- Automated Installation


- Booting to Recovery
- Recovery Utilities
- Recovery Command Line Tools


- NetBoot, NetInstall and NetRestore
- Build a NetInstall Set
- Custom NetInstall Workflows

Deployment Strategies

- Strange New World
- Installation with DEP
- Manual Installation
- Sideloading Packages
- Restoring macOS
- Upgrading to High Sierra

What's New in Version 4

v4 – February 12, 2019 - added description of the new --downloadassets option when creating external installer drives - updated description the --preservecontainer option in Erase Installation - updated descriptions of Secure Boot in various locations to reflect the Mac models introduced in October 2018 - added an overview table for which current Mac models have Secure Boot and their minimum OS Versions - added links to the support pages for more versions of macOS in Older macOS Versions - moved and extended the section on Hardware Specific Systems and Installers - added downgrading limitation to Erase Installation - added description of fdesetup list to the FileVault section - added description of Twocanoe’s MacDeployStick to Sideloading Packages - added Manual Enrollment by IT to Manual Enrollment - added EraseInstall application to Restoring macOS - added link to support article with supporting servers to Device Enrollment Program - several typos, changes and clarifications


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  • $17.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: System Administration
  • Published: May 31, 2018
  • Publisher: Scripting OS X
  • Seller: Armin Briegel
  • Print Length: 104 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 4
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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