A midsize or large organization with dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of PCs is difficult to imagine without Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). This hardware and software administration solution allows handling asset management, software distribution, remote maintenance, license monitoring, reporting, and software threat defense from a single, centralized console. Eliminating countless manual tasks helps […]
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Once IT and executives have decided it‘s time to subject the corporate Mac computers to adequate device administration, the issue is to find a suitable solution for just that. Admins looking for a tool to handle Mac computers in their organization need to consider a number of priorities. On the one hand, there are certain […]
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Whether it’s due to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, departments going rogue, or a superior’s whim, IT needs a solution for integrating already existing or to-be-deployed Mac® computers into an organization’s infrastructure. Even smaller companies regulate their PC clients using group policies and roll out smartphones via mobile device management—but in many cases, Mac devices are left […]
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Too much overtime, too many change projects, and summer still can’t decide to stay with us for keeps? Just let it out! Because that’s just what International Panic Day is for—and it’s today. Despite what the name might suggest, no dark remembrance is held on this day. Rather, it’s a purely fun holiday, the origin of […]
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“Thanks to Parallels Mac Management, the IT teams can always monitor our entire Mac hardware and software inventory, as well as the current user logins. We can attach existing and new Mac devices to the network using a fully automated procedure.” Ian North, System Administrator at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation In this blog post, we will explain […]
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As you know, Microsoft SCCM is updated periodically with what Microsoft calls branch versions. Since the first branch version, 1511, Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM has not had any down time due to Microsoft’s changes. Jason Sandys, a Microsoft MVP and friend of Parallels, recently tweeted about the latest branch version—1802—and some rather big […]
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Apple® Mac devices are growing in corporate popularity by the day. It’s up to IT departments to make sure that these devices utilize all resources in the environment, as well as ensure they’re visible and managed. This can be a challenge, as Mac and Windows are very different, and Mac devices remain a minority in […]
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In this blog post, we will talk about how Iceland’s capital Reykjavik city administration manages Mac with Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM. “The expense of the comparatively small Mac flotilla in our organization sometimes made me break out in a sweat… Thanks to Parallels Mac Management, this nightmare is now over. If I don’t […]
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Every IT administrator who needs to deploy Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM for the first time faces a question: Is my Microsoft SCCM environment ready for Parallels Mac Management deployment? The Administrators’ Guide contains all the necessary information and requirements, but who reads documentation? Last December, we released Prerequisites Checker Wizard for Parallels Mac […]
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We’re excited to announce that a Hyper-V virtual machine with Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM is now available—a pre-built Microsoft SCCM trial environment with a trial version of our plugin for managing Mac computers. This pre-built trial allows you to try our solution without any impact on your Microsoft SCCM infrastructure. It also enables […]
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