Enable Mac management beyond native Microsoft MECM functionality to discover, enroll and manage Mac devices the same way you manage PCs. Make Mac computers first class citizens on your corporate network. Includes Apple DEP support for zero-touch deployments, image deployment, patching and much more.
Enroll iOS and iPadOS devices in MECM and secure them with Configuration Profiles for managing Apple Mobile Device collections without having to use any additional solutions. Leverage familiar workflows in the Configuration Manager for creating iOS and iPadOS inventory reports.
The Profile Editor is integrated directly into the MECM Console and administrators no longer need to switch to another editor on a separate system to create and modify configuration profiles. Now, they may do so directly in the MECM Console, saving significant time and boosting productivity.
Native support for the Application Management feature of MECM means greater versatility. Deploy applications directly to Mac computers and streamline the deployment and inventory of App Store applications with support for Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP). Flexible scheduling and installation during maintenance windows minimizes end user distraction.
Configure devices using Configuration Profiles to ensure compliance with corporate policies. Apply compliance for on-premises Mac computers and Apple mobile devices, as well as devices outside of the corporate network. Evaluate compliance via native MECM reporting, including security status reports for mobile devices.
Boost security by encrypting Mac computers with institutional or personal keys. An institutional recovery key is created in advance by the system administrator and then used for all Mac computers being encrypted. A personal recovery key is created automatically for each individual Mac during the encryption procedure and is saved in the database on the primary MECM site.
Deploy Apple and macOS software updates in the same way as Windows devices, thanks to integration with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). By leveraging this functionality, administrators can import Apple and macOS software updates into MECM and then deploy them to managed Mac and Apple mobile devices.
Extend the Configuration Manager console with support for Mac computers and Apple mobile devices. The Configuration Manager console is the primary interface and specific GUI elements are integrated into the console, enabling quick and efficient task management.
Hardware and software information is collected from enrolled Mac, iPhone and iPad devices on a scheduled basis and saved in the Configuration Manager database. If needed, administrators can also perform a manual (unscheduled) inventory update from the Configuration Manager console or directly from a managed device.
Configuration Manager collections help IT administrators to efficiently manage and organize resources by combining them into logical groups based on a certain criteria, including Mac computer collections and Apple mobile device collections. Collections are used for tasks such as managing applications, deploying compliance settings or installing software updates.
Mac user logon details are reported by the Parallels Mac Client to SCCM and are saved in the hardware inventory. The logon information includes reports on general computer information along with names of currently logged on users, existing local user accounts and the user who spends the most time logged on to the console.
Software metering is used to monitor and collect software usage data from managed Mac computers. It’s a simple way to know the needs of employees and identify any potential risks for organizations. The metering covers which software titles are actively used, and which titles cause problems, present as unauthorized software and contribute to licensing counts.