Parallels Mac Management
for Microsoft SCCM

Manage Macs with Microsoft SCCM

Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM

Extend your existing SCCM infrastructure to discover, enroll and manage Macs just like you do PCs, through a single pane of glass. From deploying Mac OS X images to managing virtual machines running in Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition, it's everything you need to be a Mac management expert.

Asset Inventory

  • Automatically scan your corporate network to discover Macs. Auto-enroll those Macs into System Center Configuration Manager.
  • Gather hardware and software inventory of your Macs
  • Collect Mac warranty status information (i.e., AppleCare)
  • Leverage native Microsoft SCCM reports to view information about your Macs

Configuration Management

  • Enforce compliance via our extended SCCM configuration items: Mac OS X Configuration profiles and Shell Scripts
  • Secure your corporate data by enforcing FileVault 2 full-disk encryption

Software and Patch Deployment

  • Centrally manage and install software packages and patches
  • Application Self-Service Portal for Mac users
  • Support for deployment of a wide range of software packages: .dmg, .pkg, .iso, .app, scripts, and stand-alone files
  • Support for both silent deployment and deployment with user interaction

Mac OS X Image Deployment via SCCM

  • Seamless integration of Mac OS X OS image deployment into your SCCM workflow
  • Deploy preconfigured company standard OS X installations to new Macs

Management of Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition


Parallels Mac Management allows you to go beyond of managing your Mac’s operating system – it can manage your Parallels Desktop Virtual Machines as well. It allows you to enforce VM settings as an SCCM policy item. Want to manage Windows running inside a virtual machine? No problem, just enroll it into SCCM and manage a VM with Windows same way as you manage regular Windows PCs.

To schedule a demo and learn more about how to manage Macs with Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, please contact us:

usentsales@parallels.com
+1 (425) 282-6448

Testimonials & Video

Enhance Management of Macs in Enterprise Environments

"Microsoft is committed to enabling IT organizations to manage heterogeneous environments, including those that have both PCs and Macs,” said Andrew Conway, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Microsoft. “System Center Configuration Manager is designed for extensibility, and the Parallels Mac Management plug-in was built to help expand and enhance System Center’s management of Macs in enterprise environments. A single team with one set of tools can use the Parallels plug-in and help decrease redundancies and reduce OPEX costs."

Andrew Conway
. Senior Director
 Product Marketing
, Microsoft

Transparent End-User Experience

"With Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager we’re able to manage our Macs centrally, enforce security policies, inventory installed software, and even do remote push installations of software. The end-user experience is completely transparent."
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Eldar Muratov, System Administrator, CROC Inc.

Leverage Existing Infrastructure Management Software

"Parallels proven cross-platform capabilities make it's new Parallels Management Suite for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager a promising solution for CIOs and IT managers who need to control their Macs and want to leverage their existing infrastructure management software."

Rob Young, IDC Research Manager, Client Device and IT Service Management Software


Videos

Introduction to Parallels Management-Mac for Microsoft SCCM

Support & Documentation

With the Parallels Management Suite for SCCM Easily extend your existing SCCM system, process and skills to fully manage and secure Macs and their virtual macines. Below are some frequently asked questions and helpful documentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Simply file a ticket with our Support Team for assistance by clicking here.

The Parallels Management Suite for Microsoft SCCM (2007/2012) extends your existing SCCM infrastructure, tools and skills to also manage Macs. The first offering in the suite, Parallels Management-Mac gives you the same management capabilities you have for PCs, simply extending them to Macs.  It also takes advantage of Apple technologies like FileVault 2 to encrypt the Mac hard drive, and can deploy and manage Parallels Desktop for Mac and it's virtual machines.

  • Do I need to run Parallels Desktop for Mac to use this? No. The Parallels Management Suite can manage Mac OS X profiles with or without Parallels Desktop for Mac.
  • Does the Parallels Management Suite manage iOS devices like iPads? No, not currently, but a plug-in to manage iOS devices is planned.
  • What versions of Mac OS X is this compatible with?  It is compatible with Mac OS X versions 10.6x, 10.7x and 10.8x.
  • Can I use the Parallels Management Suite with SCCM 2012 SP1 or JAMF, or will they conflict? All three products can work simultaneously, there is no conflict between them.
  • Is there a trial version of Parallels Management Suite that I can evaluate before purchasing?  Please contact us for more information on setting up a Proof of Concept to evaluate the suite.
  • Can the Parallels Management Suite also manage VMware Fusion virtual machines?  Not yet, but we do plan to add this capability in the future.

You can create different device collections in SCCM based upon employee or company owned Macs, then create and deliver different configuration baselines to each of the collections.

The plug-in installs directly from a Windows installer (.exe) file on the SCCM server. Then an agent is installed on each Mac that you want to manage.  Similar to the way that SCCM manages PCs, the agent allows each Mac to communicate with the SCCM server.

Documentation

Document NameFormat
Parallels Mac Management for SCCM Overview PDF
Parallels Management Suite for SCCM 2007 Administrator's Guide PDF
Parallels Mac Management for SCCM 2012 Administrator's GuidePDF

Parallels Mac Management

For additional Parallels Mac Management support options including additional KB articles, video tutorials and product documentation, please visit our product support page.

System Requirements

Parallels Mac Mananagement for Microsoft SCCM System Requirements

SCCM 2007
  • Microsoft Windows:  All versions of Windows that are supported by System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Make sure you have the latest service pack and critical updates for the SCCM 2007.
  • Mac OS X:  10.6x, 10.7x, 10.8x, 10.9. Each Mac must have the Parallels Management - Mac  Agent installed on it to be managed.
  • Mac OS X Server 10.7 or newer is required to create and edit Mac OS X Configuration Payloads not supported by the built-in editor.
SCCM 2012 SP1/R2
  • Microsoft Windows:  All versions of Microsoft Windows that are supported by System Center Configuration Manager 2012. Make sure you have the latest critical updates for SCCM 2012.
  • Mac OS X: 10.6x, 10.7x, 10.8x, 10.9. Each Mac must have the Parallels Management - Mac Agent installed on it to be managed.
  • Mac OS X Server 10.7 or newer is required to create and edit Mac OS X Configuration Payloads not supported by the built-in editor.