Parallels Mac Management for SCCM – Part 3 – NetBoot Server & OS X Software Update Service

SCCMentor - Paul Winstanley

In Part 1 of the Parallels Mac Management for SCCM series I installed the Parallels Configuration Manager Console Extension. I installed this on my site server ‘ConfigMgr’.

Part 2 focused on the installation of the Parallels Proxy which I installed on a remote server called ‘Parallels’ which I intend to use to install the Parallels roles.

Part 3 of the series concludes the ‘role’ installation, namely the NetBoot Server and OS X Software Update Service.

The Parallels NetBoot server is required for Mac Operating System Deployment. ‘NetBoot is a technology from Apple that enables Mac computers to boot from a network. You need to install this component if you plan to deploy OS X images to Mac computers. The component must be installed on a computer running Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later’ (see

The OS X Software Update Service ‘allows you to manage Apple software updates
(patches) for OS X using…

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