Allow mac agent installer to have preconfigured server name, as with Windows!
You can pre-configure the server name for the Windows agent in any number of ways. I don't see why the Mac agent can't be pre-configured in all those ways. Repackaging the agent, as described by support is not easy for people who don't create Mac software.
To be clear, repackage the Mac ampagent installer so that, either:
1. The server can be specified by renaming the .pkg
2. The server can be specified by using a fixed DNS name kbox
2 implies that once it finds kbox in the dns search path, the agent understands to get the canonical FQDN from the KACE appliance and plug that in the amp.conf.
Completed in SMA 10.2. SMA server name can be appended as part of the dmg file name and it wiill be picked up automatically during install.
Any updates on this?
This would be soooo helpful and it should already be there just like with windows.
Found the article with the script that does this request and wanted to share at least it works until KACE implements this: http://www.enterpriseosx.com/kace-1000-agent-6-2-1025-silent-installer-for-mac/
Another idea would be that you can edit and inject files on the Mac Agent client so that we could specify which server it uses... The only way I could find out how to do it was in an article I found in http://entepriseosx.com
We are actually struggling with pre packing the installer to include the server information, besides the awful .cmd file in the documentation.
Is there other documentation out there I am missing that will allow the MSI to expect install switches to define server attributes, etc.?
Kim Cary commented
Does NOT seem to be implemented in 6.0
I saw a product called Filewave that has a client-agent just like KACE. The company made an online client configuration. You log into this webpage, fill the information on your server and the site repackages the client with the server built into the client and sends a link to your email for you to download. Easy as pie.
This is one of the many ways dell KACE could improve client creation for Mac.
In the end I ended up figuring a way to do this on my own because Dell Support was inadequate enough to tell me they had a service that could do this for me... At a price. Dell doesn't understand that it's not that we don't know how to do it, but that their product should be able to do this out of the box.
this functionality has to implemented in the same simple manner as on the PC side
why is this not possible yet???????