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

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Lesson 15. Leveraging NetInstall

Goals

• Understand the concepts of NetBoot, NetInstall, and NetRestore

• Create an image for deployment

• Configure the NetInstall service

• Configure clients to use NetInstall

• Learn to troubleshoot NetInstall

One significant challenge for OS X administrators today is the deployment of software to multiple computers. Whether it is operating system (OS) releases and updates or commercial applications, installing the software manually is a labor-intensive process. OS X Server provides services and technologies to aid in this deployment. The NetInstall service simplifies OS rollout and upgrades.

Knowing how to use time efficiently is a very important aspect of an administrator’s job. When managing several hundred ...

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