Features of Parallels Mac Management for SCCM

Full lifecycle management of macOS and Mac applications.

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What’s new in version 8

Streamlined Enrollment of Mac into Microsoft SCCM

Two Discovery Methods

Standard SCCM Active Directory System Discovery can discover Mac® resources, or Parallels Network Discovery can automatically push the install of Parallels Mac Client.

Support for Apple Device Enrollment Program

Zero-touch deployment for SCCM-managed Mac devices

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Easy Management and Control

  • macOS Image Deployment

    Deploy in three steps: macOS image capture, image delivery to an SCCM distribution point and task sequencing to Mac computers.

  • Software Deployment
    via SCCM Application Deployment

    Natively support the Application Management feature of SCCM and deploy applications directly to Mac computers.

  • Enforce macOS Compliance

    Enforce compliance via SCCM configuration items and baselines on the on-premise Mac computers as well as on those not on the corporate network. Evaluate compliance via native SCCM reporting.

  • FileVault® 2 Encryption

    Institutional Key Type — An institutional recovery key is created in advance by the system administrator and then used for all Mac computers being encrypted. If a Mac user forgets his or her personal password for unlocking the disk, this recovery key can be used to unlock it.

    Personal Key Type — A personal recovery key is created automatically for each individual Mac during the encryption procedure and is saved in the database on the primary SCCM site. If a Mac user forgets the password for unlocking the disk, the personal recovery key for the disk can be retrieved from the database and used to unlock the disk.

  • macOS Software Update Management

    Deploy macOS updates to Mac computers using SCCM and WSUS synchronization. Using this functionality you can import Apple software updates into SCCM and then deploy them to managed Mac devices.

  • Configuration Manager Admin Console

    The Mac-specific GUI elements are integrated into the Configuration Manager console, allowing you to accomplish Mac management tasks.

  • Hardware and Software Inventory

    This information is collected from enrolled Mac computers on a schedule and is saved in the Configuration Manager database. If needed, you can also perform a manual (unscheduled) inventory update from the Configuration Manager console or directly from a Mac computer.

  • Device Collection

    Manage resources by combining them into logical groups based on certain criteria, including the macOS® collection and the unknown collection used for macOS deployment.

  • Report User Logon Information

    Mac user logon details are reported by the Parallels Mac Client to SCCM and are saved in hardware inventory. The logon information is reported using the standard nodes in the hardware inventory tree.

  • Software Metering

    Use Software Metering Usage Report Cycle to determine actively used software, and evaluate software license needs on Mac computers.

What’s New in Version 8

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Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) Support

Streamline the deployment and inventory of App Store® applications by managing them using SCCM application deployment framework.

Custom Inventory Reporting

Custom Inventory Reporting

Extend the granularity of the IT assets’ control by reporting more detailed inventory information.

Active Directory Red Forest Design Support

Support for Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE).

KEXT payload editor for task sequences*

Simplify the deployment of applications, which require KEXT approval using task sequences, without the need for external tools for creating configuration profiles.

IPv6 Support

Support for IPv6 and mixed IPv6/IPv4 networks to take advantage of the modern network architecture.

Manage your Mac with Microsoft SCCM
the same way as Windows PCs.

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* Coming later in 2019