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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Lion Server Essentials by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Configuring Profile Manager

To allow assigning profiles, the Profile Manager service must be enabled. Using profiles is significantly different than managing clients in earlier versions of OS X Server. Note that the older method of using Workgroup Manager is still valid in Lion Server, but this book doesn’t approach it. For information on OS X Managed Client, see Chapter 9, “Managing Accounts,” in the book Apple Training Series: Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.6.

Terminology

In the context of device management, a Profile is basically a collection of settings. Configuration profiles define settings such as Wi-Fi settings, email accounts, calendar accounts, and security policies. Enrollment profiles allow the server to manage your device. A payload ...

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