[Web4lib] Maintaining a Mac Lab

Thomas Bennett bennetttm at appstate.edu
Wed May 19 16:57:29 EDT 2010

We use Casper Suite throughout campus.  I'm not completely familiar with it 
but the person here that is over public and classroom computers says it does 
everything.  I have no idea of pricing, but there is 70% discount off 
commercial price which I expect is high.

"The Casper Suite simplifies the life of system administrators with a 
comprehensive platform to deploy, activate, update and report on Mac OS X 
software. The Casper Suite is a powerful framework that increases the efficiency 
of your IT staff, reduces the cost of ownership and minimizes liability by 
providing a framework to enforce software licensing compliance, security 
standards, energy usage and other organizational rules and requirements."



On Wednesday 19 May 2010 15:38:32 Paul Pival wrote:
> We're considering opening a Mac Lab (OSX) in our new library building, but
>  my desktop team doesn't have experience in deploying and maintaining Macs.
>   Can anyone point me to best practices and tools for deploying updated
>  images, securing the machines, etc?
> Thanks in advance!
> -----
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> Public Services Systems Librarian
> University of Calgary
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Thomas McMillan Grant Bennett           Appalachian State University
Operations & Systems Analyst            P O Box 32026
University Library                                Boone, North Carolina 28608
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