A primer in Profile Manager: Add users, enable device management

This is episode seven in our series on setting up and managing devices using Server’s Profile Manager service. If you’re just tuning in now, you’ll want to look at:

At the end of the previous tutorial we took a quick look around Profile Manager. I pointed out that, unless you were bound to an existing directory service or you had pre-existing user accounts created in your local directory database (other than your administrative user), there were no other user accounts available for user with Profile Manager. We’re about to remedy that.

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A primer in Profile Manager: Set up Open Directory

This is episode five of our Profile Manager Primer series. Some of you, I know, are thinking I fancy myself a modern day Charles Dickens and I’m stringing you along week-by-week for no other reason than to keep you reading. Not true! While we haven’t yet talked specifically about Profile Manager since I mentioned it in the first installment, every step we have taken thus far is an important foundation for working with Profile Manager. And I promise that after this installment, we’ll turn Profile Manager on and go to work in earnest on managing devices.

If you’re just tuning in now, you’ll want to look at:

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A primer in Profile Manager: Manage your server remotely

This is part 4 in a multi-part series on setting up Profile Manager to manage your Mac OS, iOS, and Apple TV devices. To start the series at the beginning, have a look at the last three articles:

At the end of our last episode, we enabled your server for remote access. Enabling your server’s remote management features allows you to remotely control your server’s screen, and use the Server app to remotely manage services on your server.

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A primer in Profile Manager: The Server app

This is part three in a multi-part series on setting up Profile Manager to manage your Mac OS, iOS, and Apple TV devices. For an introduction to the series, have a look at last two articles: A Primer in Profile Manger and The Setup.

At the end of our previous episode, we completed the process of installing El Capitan and the Server app on an external hard drive. Now we’ll look at the Server app’s features and we’ll also get started with Server’s remote management features.

Apple’s Server (Yup! It’s really an app)

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A primer in Profile Manager: The setup

This is part 2 in a multi-part series on setting up Profile Manager to manage your Mac OS, iOS, and Apple TV devices. For an introduction to the series, have a look at last week’s article, A primer in Profile Manger.

To begin our work with Profile Manager, we’re going to start with a fresh install of El Capitan and a fresh install of the Server app.

A note of caution

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