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.
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.
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"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
"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.
"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
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.
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.
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.