Evaluate Parallels Mac Management, No Strings Attached

IT professionals want to do more than just compare spec sheets, pore over marketing collateral or watch online demos. They want to roll up their sleeves and evaluate it for themselves. Fortunately, Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM offers two different versions, or testing environments, for IT admins to try out. First, there is the Parallels Mac Management plug-in, which allows IT users to evaluate in their own IT environment. This is particularly well-suited for businesses with SCCM already in place who want to scrutinize not only the functionality of Parallels Mac Management but also its installation. In such a case, those interested should always use a staging or testing environment so as not to disrupt live operations. This evaluation option allows IT teams to try out everything from installing to configuring to regular operations. They can define policies and distribute them to devices, perform automatic client enrolment and much more. 

The second option for evaluating Parallels Mac Management is to download a complete testbed including Microsoft SCCM. This is perfect for IT professionals who want to try Parallels Mac Management inside an isolated sandbox. This evaluation version works as a standalone installation and comes with all required software components.  

Preparing for installation  

If you intend to install Parallels Mac Management in a testbed of your own, you should use the same procedure as the one Parallels recommends for installing live operations. Parallels offer a convenient tool for this purpose. It ensures you receive a trial license key for Parallels Mac Management and verifies the installation requirements—for instance, whether all components and configurations details are present and correct. An Administrator’s Guide is there to lead you through all the basic steps of the installation procedure.  

To make use of the sandbox method, IT teams only need a server with activated Hyper-V or a Windows 10 system that can assume the Hyper-V’s role. Apart from that, just download the server/SCCM package, create a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) and activate the license key. This implies the need for at least one Mac® client computer to serve as a client management trial object. 

Try Parallels Mac Management out today: Parallels Mac Management trial version

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