Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video VPP token management, part of Mobile Device Management with Meraki: Managing iPads.
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- Our next step is to connect the Meraki system,…which is doing your mobile device management,…to the Volume Purchase Program,…which is where you're going to be buying your applications.…So, to do this, we need to start…actually over in the Volume Purchase Program,…because we need to download a token…from the Volume Purchase Program to install in Meraki.…Let's go over here to this other tab I've already got set up…that is at volume.itunes.apple.com.…On this page, you have two big buttons,…Education and Business.…
If you are a school or an educational institution…and you've signed up for your Volume Purchase Program there,…you'll click on that button.…If you are a business or non-education account,…then you'll click on Business.…My account is a business,…so that's what I'm going to click on here.…What you get to will be essentially the same thing here.…Mine says Business, yours is going to say Education,…but otherwise, this is identical.…Log in with your VPP Apple ID and password.…When you've entered your Apple ID and password,…
The first steps involve preparation: purchase planning, Apple enrollment, and expanding your Wi-Fi network to serve a large number of new mobile devices. Sean then reviews the merits of different MDM software. He shows how to configure push notifications, set up profiles that control iOS functionality, and shows you how to find and install apps. He then examines the setup process from the user's perspective and explores alternatives to mobile device management, such as app-less deployment and a simple hands-off approach to device management.
- Planning purchases
- Purchasing Apple equipment for the Device Enrollment Program (DEP)
- Enrolling in DEP
- Planning to increase Wi-Fi capacity and coverage
- Setting up Meraki
- Linking devices to MDM
- Creating and configuring MDM profiles
- Setting up an iPad that's been zero-touch deployed
- Examining alternatives to MDM