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JNUC attendance increasing year by year. 1300 participants this year.
Chris Smaistig and Randon Ruggles discuss the VPP workflow between the JSS and Apple programs. Key findings were that the JSS VPP invitation does not need to the the email address of the Apple ID assigned to the user. The user is prompted once the email address is received to use whatever Apple ID they use to authenticate and accept the VPP request. So organizations can use the a common institution email address to ensure there are not issues with receiving the request.
Session Two – Unwrap the Image Enigma
Steve Wood from Integer Group
Discussing monolithic imaging vs modular image deployment.
Thin imaging or hybrid imaging discusses how to complete updates to the OS and applications on pre-imaging scripts.
Booting the image. Netboot – External Drive – Target Disk Mode
Apply image – Fat – Modular – Thin
Verify image after imaging. Checking log files for the imaging process.
Imaging – AutoDMG – successor to InstaDMG
Jamf JSS netboot creator AutoCasperNBI from Ben Toms
*Important to create light or small netboot images. Key to enable root user and enable JSS certificate. Capture the high OS.
Use System Image Utility to create the NBI. Use the same machine.
JamfHelp, Enrolment and Clean Up, Software Update Scripts
Rsync data transfer for data transfer
Pixar’s Metro deployment workflow developing a zero touch workflow.
True Zero Touch with DEP and Casper coming.
1. Order from Apple
2. Assest tag
3. Give you user and DEP program would deployment all company Apps to the end user. Self Service would deploy custom packages after the fact.
4. Need to develop user document transfer.
Session Three – Auto Update Magic Keep Apple Updates Current Using Casper and AutoPkgr
Elliot Jordan Linde Group
Apps can be running for the backdrop scripting update to work.
AutoPkg – Greg Neagle, Tim Sutton Per Olofsson
jss-autopkg-addon – James Barclay, Elliot Jordan, Josh Senick, Eldon Ahrold
Three different ways:
1. Self Service Only
AutoPkg imports new versions of packages directly into your JSS, creates a Self Service Policy, and scopes it to the Testing group.
Easy to configure
2. Auto Update to Test Group
3. Auto Update to complete JSS