Mac Computers in Your Organization? Get a Consistent User Experience for Admins.


Most organizations are centered around Windows clients, which then determines their IT team’s focus and facilities. This is why relevant tools such as Microsoft SCCM are in use for managing the multitude of endpoint systems. Things grow more complicated when Mac® clients start showing up and need to be integrated into the organization’s environment in an orderly way.

Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM makes life easier for all those admins who encounter Mac computers in their organizations, or even actively roll out Mac devices as clients. All of the Mac administration functionality is conveniently integrated into the existing Microsoft SCCM environment. This enables IT to automate administration of the organization’s macOS® systems. There’s no need for admins to employ an additional tool and learn how to operate it–they can manage Mac within the existing SCCM application. This includes patch management, rights management, security features, and rolling out new devices.

Automatically Configure Mac

Parallels Mac Management supports the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP). This means that organizations can roll out new Mac devices smoothly, with full automation. The configuration wizard enables IT to configure new systems without ever having had them on their desk. This also saves admins from making their way to the user’s workplace for an individual configuration.

Systems are assigned to the DEP either by the Mac serial numbers, or automatically via order numbers that suppliers can enter into the purchasing organization’s account. Administrators can assign new Mac clients automatically by entering supplier numbers into the DEP portal. The major benefit of this procedure is that admins can handle configuration tasks directly in their familiar SSCM environment—no specific Mac application is needed.

For users, enrolling with Apple DEP is as simple as configuring a private Mac for the first time. All they need from IT is their network data. macOS will greet them with the same configuration procedure that Mac users are familiar with. The Mac will automatically integrate all the configuration details designated for it, and will in turn be integrated into your Parallels Mac Management system.

Integrating Mac computers into multi-platform environments can be so simple. This truly is a win-win situation. Learn more about how you can make Mac administration in your organization easier for yourself.

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