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An annual gathering of systems administrators interested in deploying, managing, and securing Apple products and services.
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Thursday, July 10 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Manage Third Party Applications with Profiles

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Mac management systems like Profile Manager and Casper include numerous built-in payloads enabling administrators to simply choose from a menu of configurable settings for their Macs. But these built-in payloads only manage Apple's OS X system software such as the Finder, Mail, System Preferences and the login window.

Profiles can also manage other Apple software such as iLife, iWork and Remote Desktop as well as non-Apple software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and Sophos Anti-Virus. With just a little extra effort an administrator can use profiles to disable application auto-updates, eliminate new setup and welcome screens, centrally manage antivirus settings and more.

Learn the difference between centrally managing preferences and simply deploying default settings. This session will focus on the Custom Settings payload found in both Profile Manager and Casper and using it to manage preferences for non-system and third-party applications.

Speakers
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William Smith

Professional Services Engineer, Jamf
Bill is a Professional Services Enginerd with Jamf and works with education, enterprise and government clients.In his travels visiting with hundreds of customers across the globe to help develop solutions for their unique problems, he picks up a few tips and tricks along the way and... Read More →


Thursday July 10, 2014 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Deans Hall II

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