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Integrating Mac OS X in the Enterprise



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As organisations increasingly manage both Mac and Windows platforms, system administrators must also proactively adapt to changing needs and requirements of complex systems. In this training course, you learn how to instal and configure Mac OS X desktops and servers for seamless integration across the enterprise, and gain the skills to seamlessly integrate mobile applications for Mac and Windows.

You Will Learn How To

  • Seamlessly integrate mobile applications for Mac and Windows
  • Deploy, configure, and administer Mac OS X in the enterprise
  • Navigate file systems, instal applications, and run virtual machines
  • Integrate LDAP services, including Active Directory (AD) and Open Directory (OD)
  • Maintain enterprise integrity across Mac and Windows platforms

Important Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Knowledge at the level of:
  • Recommended Experience

    • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2012
  • Software

    • You will work on Mac hardware with a Maverick client and server, as well as VMs hosting Windows 7 and Windows Server

Course Outline

  • Mac OS X Overview
  • Installing OS X
  • Configuring OS X clients and servers
  • Establishing requirements for interoperability
  • Setting the stage for the enterprise
  • Navigating the Mac User Interface

Server operating system features

  • File Sharing Services
  • Client Management
  • Networking Services
  • Directory Services

Administering the file system

  • Managing the file system with Finder
  • Uncovering the underlying UNIX file system
  • Manipulating advanced file system attributes

Installing Mac applications

  • Examining installation methodologies
  • Monitoring application health
  • Comparing Mac and Windows application architectures

Running Windows on the Mac platform

  • Virtualising OS installations with Vmware
  • Booting Windows natively with Bootcamp
  • Managing OS X Network Integration

Setting network preferences

  • Establishing appropriate protocols for communication
  • Activating network devices: Ethernet, AirPort
  • Modifying preferences for Internet & Wireless

User account administration

  • Adding and managing users
  • Defining security settings for user accounts
  • Preparing users for directory integration

Creating OS X and Windows workgroups

  • Sharing files between Macs
  • Setting permissions on file system objects
  • Connecting Macs with SMB and AFP protocols
  • Introducing SMB for PC connectivity

Sharing system resources

  • Printer sharing
  • Screen sharing
  • Web sharing
  • FTP
  • Remote Desktop sharing
  • Building Centralised Directory Services

Integrating OS X into Active Directory (AD)

  • Implementing LDAP services: AD and Open Directory
  • Configuring AD for Mac integration
  • Introducing iOS devices into the enterprise

Configuring directory services on an OS X client

  • Leveraging Directory Utility for enterprise access
  • Activating AD plug-in and Open Directory components

Managing OS X clients with Open Directory (OD)

  • Centralising administration with a Mac server
  • Working with the Server Admin and Workgroup Manager
  • Integrating Mac OS X and Windows

Administering network resources and clients

  • Building AD Users with the (ADUC) tool
  • Integrating directory services with Workgroup Manager

Managing Mac desktop preferences

  • Establishing distribution group architectures
  • Pushing preferences with Profile Manager

Creating directory redundancy

  • Replicating the Open Directory
  • Specifying Master/Replica configuration

Accessing desktops remotely

  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
  • Apple Remote Desktop
  • Maintaining Enterprise Services

Building enterprise DNS for AD and OD

  • Establishing the primary DNS architecture
  • Resolving DNS names across platforms

Synchronising time services

  • Aligning time services for authentication
  • Configuring W32Time and SNTP

Authenticating users with Kerberos

  • Establishing Kerberos authentication paths
  • Investigating Kerberized applications

Ensuring enterprise integrity

  • Leveraging Disk Utility for backups and imaging
  • Centralising backups to a server
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Attendee Benefits

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


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