What’s New in v6

Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM v6 brings improvements to the areas of device management and macOS® image deployment, and also introduces the support for SCCM Software Metering.

Remote Lock and Wipe

  • Initiate a remote wipe of a Mac that was lost, stolen, or for any other reason needs data to be erased.
  • Lock Mac device remotely.

Software Metering

  • Monitor and collect software usage data from Mac clients.
  • Enforce and optimize 3rd party software licenses for maximum ROI.

Support for SCCM Maintenance Windows and Assignment Schedules

  • Define a time period when various Configuration Manager operations (including software deployment) can be carried out on the managed Mac.
  • Suppress application installations during working hours, presentations, and more.
  • Give SCCM admins control over when a software package is deployed to a Mac.

Improved macOS image deployment

  • Faster configuration and flexibility of macOS image deployment with new task sequencing steps.
  • Install Application task allows the reuse of SCCM Applications that are already used as part of software deployment.
  • Format and Partition Disk task enables multiple partitions on a Mac, including Boot Camp®.
  • Join to Domain task is improved, adding support for the option to “Require confirmation before creating a mobile account.”

More Features in This Release

Custom settings payload

Allows the creation of a frequently used payload with arbitrary settings using the built-in editor inside the SCCM.

Do not apply a profile if it was already applied to a Mac

Checks if a configuration profile has been already applied as part of a baseline and that all the settings are correctly enforced.

Copy-paste task sequence steps

Allows you to copy and paste a task sequence step when editing a task sequence.

Modeless task sequence property view

The task sequence properties have been made modeless—no more blocking the ConfigMgr Console window.