How to: Setup Parallels Mac Management

By Rory Monaghan

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The setup for Parallels Mac Management is pretty straight forward. For this setup, I am installing the tool on my SCCM Primary Site Server. The only real pre-requisites here are an SCCM 2012 instance already setup and you may want a service account for use as a proxy. You will also want an account which is an Administrator on your Macs.

Setup

Step1

Launch the install on your SCCM box and Click Next >

Step2

Click ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’ and Click Next >

Step3

Check both boxes and Click Next >

Step4

Click Install

Step5

Leave the checkbox checked and click Finish

Step6

Click Next >

Step7

For my setup. I chose to use the Local system account, you may choose a service account if preferred and Click Next >

Step8

Click Next >

Step9

In this step, if you would like to choose HTTPS, you must have configured your SCCM box with a valid certificate. In my instance, I am using HTTP. Click Next >

Step10

You can set role based security e.g. Who can do what according to your own preferences and then click Next >

 

Step11

At this point you can change the ports in this part of the install if they differ from the defaults for you. Otherwise, proceed and click Next >

Step12

Because I’m such a nice guy, I decided to join the Experience Improvement Program but that’s up to you. Click Next >

Step13

Click Finish

Step14

Run Discovery of Macs

In order to deploy to your Macs, you will need to run a discovery. Launch the Configuration Manager Console and navigate to Administration

Step15

You will need to specify an account on your Macs that has Administrative rights.

Step16

Setup your Boundaries. For me I based mine on an IP range in my homelab.

Step17

Enter in your subnet settings

Step18

You can also create a maintenance schedule

Step19

Under Enrollment there should be a .dmg which is the client package

Step23

Under Network Discovery. Enable network Discovery and run the Discovery.

Step24

You will notice a device collection for all Mac OS X Systems and it should be populated with any Macs on your network

Step25

On the collection click on Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle.

With the boring part out of the way, you’re now able to start deploying your OS X applications. To do this continue to read the next part HERE

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