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Imaging and Deploying Macintosh Computers

with Sean Colins

Video: Welcome

Learn how to create a master image you can deploy on Macs throughout your organization, and other Mac networking tips.
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  1. 8m 13s
    1. Welcome
      1m 21s
    2. Prerequisites
      6m 52s
  2. 35m 33s
    1. Exploring the monolithic and modular imaging methodologies
      10m 26s
    2. Exploring hard drive and network deployment
      11m 53s
    3. Planning a one-to-one deployment
      13m 14s
  3. 24m 52s
    1. Working with Fusion Drives
      4m 56s
    2. Working with Recovery partitions
      7m 46s
    3. Understanding ByHost preferences
      3m 47s
    4. Working with Bluetooth mice and keyboards
      4m 57s
    5. Ensuring physical security and setting a firmware password
      3m 26s
  4. 40m 47s
    1. Choosing source hardware
      4m 45s
    2. Installing apps
      6m 6s
    3. Modifying settings and accounts
      5m 51s
    4. Building a complete master for imaging
      24m 5s
  5. 16m 36s
    1. Defining source hardware and choosing an OS base
      4m 41s
    2. Deploying apps
      6m 16s
    3. Deploying settings and accounts
      1m 45s
    4. Delivering packages and configuring printers
      3m 1s
    5. Building a base master
  6. 1h 25m
    1. Installing OS X on a tech drive
      2m 23s
    2. Building a DeployStudio hard drive
      8m 51s
    3. Setting up DeployStudio locally
      7m 47s
    4. Configuring a simple workflow
      6m 5s
    5. Configuring a complex workflow
      14m 24s
    6. Making an image from a master
      5m 5s
    7. Deploying a master to a volume
      5m 34s
    8. Building a modular workflow
      10m 7s
    9. Deploying a modular image
      3m 42s
    10. Monitoring the post-image process in DeployStudio
      2m 37s
    11. Deploying more than one image to a device
      6m 5s
    12. Deploying Boot Camp
      3m 47s
    13. Deploying using Disk Utility
      8m 51s
  7. 22m 4s
    1. Understanding BSDP and DHCP access
      2m 12s
    2. Understanding network speed
      4m 32s
    3. Exploring VLANs
      8m 22s
    4. Working with the physical layer
      6m 58s
  8. 56m 25s
    1. Preparing for network imaging
      3m 30s
    2. Understanding unicast and multicast
      7m 55s
    3. Building a DeployStudio Server and NBI set
      20m 41s
    4. Creating an image with System Image Utility (SIU)
      5m 7s
    5. Creating complicated SIU workflows
      4m 37s
    6. Deploying using NetInstall
      4m 2s
    7. Deploying using DeployStudio across a network
      4m 25s
    8. Using DeployStudio on a network
      6m 8s
  9. 1m 9s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 9s

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Imaging and Deploying Macintosh Computers
Video Duration: 0s 4h 50m Intermediate


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Faced with deploying a Macintosh network of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of computers? Imaging your systems can help. Imaging saves you time and gives your users a consistent experience at every workstation. Sean Colins has been performing system admin tasks like imaging for nearly twenty years. Here, he shares his techniques for creating a master image you can deploy throughout your organization. These include restoring a Mac to a standard configuration, with or without a network; one-to-one deployments; building a portable hard drive that will help you troubleshoot issues on the go; rebooting troubled systems over the network; and adopting a modular workflow that will save you time building masters.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the monolithic and modular imaging methodologies
  • Working with Fusion Drives and Recovery partitions
  • Ensuring physical security and installing a firmware password
  • Choosing source hardware
  • Installing apps
  • Building a complete monolithic master for imaging
  • Deploying apps and accounts in a modular master system
  • Building a base master
  • Performing hard-drive-to-hard-drive imaging
  • Exploring VLANs
  • Performing network-to-network imaging
  • Deploying using NetInstall or DeployStudio across a network
Mac OS X Macintosh


Hi, I'm Sean Collins. Welcome to Imaging and Deploying Macintosh Computers. You may be watching this course because you need to know how to create a consistent user experience across your organization's computers. And you heard that imaging is the way to go. Well, you heard right. Creating a master image to the play across all of your computers will make that dream a reality. And I'm here to show you how it's done. What you'll need to know to prepare yourself to do the work. And many tips and trips I've picked up over 20 years of system administrations experience.

In this course you will learn how to deploy dozens, 100's, or 1000's of computers for your organization. When you're done you'll be able to restore Macintosh computers to a standard configuration with or without a network. By learning these skills you can provide one to one computer deployments to students at a school or employees in a business. I'll teach you how to build your own bootable hard drive to carry with you to solve technical problems. And we'll even talk about how you can use that knowledge to do the same thing by booting troubled computers over your network. You will learn how to create master systems, image them, and deploy them to computers from a local hard drive or over the network.

And I'll even show you how to use a modular workflow that could save you master system building time in the long run. I'm excited to pass my knowledge onto you. So let's dig right in and get started with Imaging and Deploying Macintosh Computers.

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