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Hi all smile.gif

Currently i have 20~ macs all connected to a macserver. Do you know of a way to push out a updated image to all the macs?

Cheers,

-Matt
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We have tried to use the imaging setup here at work and it can be a major pain. Are you trying to do a fresh install or just update them?? Not quite sure I understand your question. The update part has me a little confused.
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For imaging: Deploy Studio. ~3 mins for a clean install OSX image on a 1GBit network.

For software updating only: munki
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Oh that is nice!! I did not know about munki. Will have to check that out. thumb.gif
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If you know your way around plist files and a little command line you'll get quite far. For the clients it has a GUI similar to the apple software update window featured prior to 10.8. Apple software updates can also be installed with this, and best of all doesn't require standard users to enter an admin password to install them.

It has quite a lot of features, and importing most packages is relatively simple. Things like MS Office or other packages with more components can get tricky, but should be doable as well if you take the time & effort. Plus, you can find a lot of information on the forums.
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Deploy Studio is all i will say. Still in the process of getting it setup at work. But the thing is really awesome when needed.
 
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