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Mac Management with Altiris CMS 7.1 from Symantec User Guide

Created: 06 Jun 2011 • Updated: 21 Dec 2011 | 3 comments
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Is Mac management on your to-do list?

Do you need to manage Macs that are showing up in your network? If you are a Windows network administrator who is familiar with Altiris Notification Server and you need to master Mac management with Apple Mac OS X clients, this new guide may be for you. This user guide presents Mac-specific information for working with Mac OS X clients such as Leopard and Snow Leopard running on Altiris CMS 7.1. Topics include how to deploy agents and plug-ins, discover Mac OS X computers, gather inventory information, deliver and manage software, patch software, create tasks to run on Mac OS X clients, and more.

Managing Macs with CMS

Managing Mac computers with Altiris Client Management Suite 7.1 from Symantec is about to get easier. This user guide is specifically for network administrators who are familiar with using Altiris CMS 7.1 from Symantec to manage Windows computers and who need to manage Mac computers as well. If you want to image Mac computers, an appendix presents the concepts and steps that are required to do this effectively.

We welcome your comments about how to make this guide more useful. The following types of feedback are especially helpful:

  • Are your primary questions about Mac management answered? If not, what do you need to know about or know how to do?
  • Does the guide provide sufficient detail? If not, where do you need more detail?
  • Does the guide contain extraneous or distracting information? If so, what would you remove?
  • Which information is not useful? If it could be made useful, what changes would make it so?
  • What other information would facilitate managing Macs with CMS?

This document is also posted in the following locations:

  • The Symantec Business Support Knowledge Base as DOC4217.
    Updates are posted as DOC4637 and DOC4847.
  • The Symantec Business Support page under Supported Products A-Z > Management Platform (formerly known as Notification Server) > Documentation. (If you do not see the guide listed, click More.)

You may want to bookmark one or the other of those sites, where future iterations of the guide will also be posted.

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MacBrinky's picture

Thank you Elizabeth, just the right thing at the right time.  laugh

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Elizabeth Wilcox's picture

Minor revisions were incorporated with the 7.1 SP1 and 7.1 SP2 releases. The PDFs are attached to the main article and can also be found in the Symantec Support Knowledge Base, as listed in the main article.

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Elizabeth Wilcox's picture

Does the latest Mac guide contain all the information you need?

If not, please post your questions about Mac management with CMS.

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