How to: Deploy applications with Parallels Mac Management for SCCM

By Rory Monaghan

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Now that you’ve got the Parallels Mac Management for SCCM tool install and discovered your Mac clients on the network by following my post: HERE. You’re ready to start deploying applications. What you’ll need for this is to re-package your applications into the .cmmac format.  For more information on  how to re-package your applications, check out my post HERE

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First thing you’ll want to to do is create an application in SCCM, like you may normally do and select Mac from the dropdown and browse to your .cmmac file. Click Next>

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You’re hoping for the green check mark of approval here!

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You can provide the application information here e.g. App Name, Publisher, Software version. If you’d like you could categorize the application so it appears organized. Click Next >

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Click Next >

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Click Close if all is green.

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As usual you’ll want to Distribute the Content of your application

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For deploying an application. You will need a command in your Deployment Type’s program tab similar to this:

/usr/bin/ditto “Firefox.app” “/Applications/Firefox.app” :rm -rf “/Applications/Firefox.app”

This command is basically extracting .app for the application and putting it into the Applications Folder. Above also contains the removal command.

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You may want to right click on your application, browse to application catalog and set the icon as I did above.

 

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When complete. Right click on the application and click Distribute Content

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Click Next >

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Click Next >

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Add the Distribution Points you want to distribute to

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Click Next >

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Click Close

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Select your Mac collection. You may have created separate collections of your Macs, in this example. I’m only deploying to one. Click Ok

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Click Next >

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Select your DP and Next >

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You can set the application to be required or available. Click Next >

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Set your schedule, however you like and click Next >

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I left my settings here as default but that’s up to yourself. Click Next >

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Click Next >

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Click Next >

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Click Close

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And now your application is installed and appears within the Parallels Application Portal. Nifty, eh?

 

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