What’s New in MDS 3.0

Overview Updated user interface All services run in the background All new web services Inventory powered by MunkiReport Service version monitoring Details Updated User Interface MDS has been updated to focus on all the services required to deploy and manage your Macs. Preferences have been moved to the main window sidebar for easy access. A…

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What’s New in MDS 2.2

New Features Added URL for macOS Installer or ASR Disk Image: A URL can be specified for the macOS source so those items can easily be changed without updating a saved MDS disk image. MDM Improvements Display Computer Names: The main MDM view now shows the computer name for enrolled MDM computers New Commands: Install…

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Network Ports used by MDS

MDS uses network ports for various communications. In order for certain features to function, the network ports shown below must be accessible. Service Protocol Port(s) TLS? Notes MicroMDM TCP 80,8443 Configurable Port 80 is only used to enforce a redirect from 80 -> 8443 on the web server Serve Images over HTTP TCP 8888 No…

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What’s New in MDS 2.1

Fixed issue with repackaging and copying A package that was not distribution type was not repackaged. Popup menu options for Variables When specifying variables, the user can be prompted with a set number of options as well as standard text.

What’s New in MDS 2.0.1

Fixed issue with .app error A regression where adding in an app to the Packages folder gave an error instead of being repackaged. Fixed Preferences UI issues and log button issue in main UI The log button on the main interface did not open anything. Some buttons were slightly cut off in preferences. Fixed toolbar…

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Getting Fixes and Features in MDS

If you could like new feature or a issue issue resolved in MDS, we prioritize fixes based on the order below. Please submit any issues (features or bugs) here. Customers with current support contracts. Support contacts can be purchased here now. Votes. Our issue reporting system allows you to upvote issues and issues with a…

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Device Enrollment with MDS 2

MDS 2 not only has a MDM service built-in, it also makes it easy to configure macOS clients that are available to Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager for assigning to the MDM service in MDS. A newly purchased Mac can be set up by a simple opt-in during Setup Assistant and all the…

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Manual MDM Enrollment with MDS 2

MDS 2 uses an MDM service to allow Mac clients to be easily set up by enrolling in the MDM service. Upon enrollment, resources such as software packages, scripts, and profiles are automatically installed. Installation of a client management binary such as Munki can be installed for further configuration and installation and configuration of a…

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Downloading macOS installers with MDS

MDS uses the macOS installer for installing macOS as well as for preparing disk images for restoring with Apple Software Restore (ASR). Open Download macOS Window In the main MDS window, select “Download macOS” in the the Toolbar. Select Catalog Select the catalog for the different feeds from Apple Software Update servers. Select macOS Installers…

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Deploying Macs with Workflows, MDM and Device Enrollment

MDS 2 adds in Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Deployment Enrollment. Deployment Enrollment is part of Apple Business Manager (ABM) or Apple School Manager (ASM). Since many of these technologies overlap, understanding how the options work will help decide which ones to choose when deploying Macs in different environments. Deploying macOS When a new Mac…

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