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Take a look at http://www.deploystudio.com. This is a much more capable system than Apple's NetInstall. This is completely seperate from LANDesk and does not require the machine have the LANDesk agent. Think of this as being closer to LANDesk's provisioning, except much easier to setup and maintain.
This allows you to create workflows which contain tasks. Those tasks can include naming the computer, imaging, installing packages, running scripts and much more.
Our typical workflow does the following:
Prompt for computer name
Install iLife (we have different workflows with different versions) with updates
Install Leopard updates that have come out since last time our image was updated
Install LANDesk agent (we have different agents for each support area so we can have a different workflow for each needed agent)
Install department specific software
Bind to AD
Bind to OD
And computers (or groups of computers) can be preconfigured to run a specified workflow.
This blows away Apples NetInstall (which LANDesk relies on).
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Patrick, thanks for the tip, the product looks very promising, however, I had been hoping to solve my problems from within LANDesk, we would prefer not to add yet another tool to the toolchain.
I'm a bit disappointed at the deployment possibilities for Mac (within LANDesk) I've seen so far and am still hoping for someone to prove me wrong. I'm not a LANDesk expert at all and there's a good possibility that I'm overlooking some possibilities.
At OSU we merged the Arts and Humanities departments. I have work in the arts for three years where we are primarily Mac. The humanities department is obviously an enterprise enviornment. Now that I am part of both I know have LANDesk at our disposal as well as all the Mac utilities we have been using, such as DeployStudio.
I am also trying to figure out how the expensive utilities provided by LANDesk can work in a Macintosh enviornment. If anybody has advice for a Mac Specialist, in a LANDesk world I would love to chat if you have a moment.