Managing Mac Computers and Servers

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What is Mac Management?

Mac Management is the process of monitoring and managing Mac users and computers within a network remotely, from a central location. Professionals across the globe prefer using Mac computers and the market share of MacOS has gone up from 7% in 2014 to 12% in 2019 and is increasing steadily.

As the number of Mac computers in use increases, so does the need for managing them. Since managing computers manually within a network has become next to impossible (because of an ever-increasing number of endpoints), there is a need for an automated mac management solution which allows you to manage Mac devices end-to-end, seamlessly.

Supported Features

Desktop Central's UEM edition supports the following features to simplify security and management for Apple devices in your enterprise:

  1. Patch Management

  2. The Patch Management feature provides various options to ensure that all Mac machines on your network are up to date with critical/recent security patches for Mac OS.

    • Automate patch deployment to Mac OS and third party applications.
    • Patch compliance audits and reports.
    • Scheduled patch deployment.
  3. Software Deployment and App Management

  4. Desktop Central offers over 90+ templates that enable administrators to distribute, install, update and uninstall software enterprise applications remotely as well as automatically. You can also customize and schedule software deployment during non business hours. You can deploy apps purchased from ABM silently to the managed machines without user intervention, hence enhancing end user experience.

  5. Self Service Portal

  6. Desktop Central's Self Service Portal allows users to install application on their own, effectively reducing the number of help-desk tickets raised.

  7. Modern Management

  8. Whether it is already existing devices or new devices, you can enroll them hassle-free, in just a few clicks. Desktop Central gives you granular control with various profile management options such as device restrictions, FileVault encryption, WiFi configurations, etc. Other modern management feature such as Geo tracking, complete wipe, corporate wipe and remote lock make managing Mac devices easier than ever.

  9. Asset Management

  10. Desktop Central's Asset management feature provides up-to-date information about the software and hardware used across the organisation along with web-based inventory management for all managed devices

    • Scan systems periodically to collect complete hardware and software details.
    • Manage software licenses and warranty information.
    • Email notification alerts on hardware and software specific events.
    • Get comprehensive reports on hardware, software inventory, and license compliance.
  11. Configurations

  12. Perform repetitive administrative tasks as cofigurations at ease.

    • Run Custom Scripts to simplify organisation specific tasks.
    • Restrict users from accessing system panes.
    • Configure Gatekeeper settings and gain control on operations performed in the system and by the user.
    • Enable easy access to important links with webclips
  13. Remote Control

    • Remotely access computers on LAN and WAN using HTML5 Viewer.
    • Prompts user confirmation before providing access to a remote desktop.
    • Multi-monitor support with easy switching options.

Supported Versions

Currently Desktop Central supports the following versions of Mac computers:

See this video on Setting Up and managing Mac Computers.