SCCMentor - Paul Winstanley

Over a series of blog posts I’m going to be taking a look at managing Macintosh devices via the third party application Parallels Mac Management for SCCM. The Parallels product embellishes Macintosh Management within SCCM beyond what native Mac support in ConfigMgr is offering. Parallels have a simple datasheet that highlights these features in concise detail, let’s take a look at the current feature set against native. Quite an impressive list of features.

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Notice that the product works without PKI infrastructure within the ConfigMgr environment, native support requires the use of PKI and HTTPS based roles. Parallels does support PKI though if you want to use this.

The Parallels product doesn’t require the ConfigMgr client to be installed, it uses its own client for managing the devices and a set of roles are required to be installed for this management to take place. These are:

  • The Configuration Manager Console Extension
  • The…

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