Category: MDS 3

MDS Update v4.3

June 22, 2022

MDS is a system for easily deploying a large number of Mac devices. Version 4.3 has the following updates: Converted Download macOS to use Mist …

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Troubleshooting Deployment Enrollment (DEP) for macOS by Viewing the Activation Record

May 29, 2020

Deployment Enrollment is part of Apple Business Manager and Apple School manager and provides a way for Macs (and iOS devices) to get some initial …

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What’s New in MDS 3.0

March 17, 2020

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 …

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Network Ports used by MDS

February 29, 2020

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) …

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Device Enrollment with MDS

November 11, 2019

MDS 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 …

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Manual MDM Enrollment with MDS

November 11, 2019

MDS uses an MDM service to allow Mac clients to be easily set up by enrolling in the MDM service. Upon enrollment, resources such as …

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Downloading macOS installers with MDS

November 11, 2019

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 …

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Deploying Macs with Workflows, MDM and Device Enrollment

November 11, 2019

MDS 2 added Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Deployment Enrollment to MDS. Deployment Enrollment is part of Apple Business Manager (ABM) or Apple School Manager …

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Creating and Importing MDM Push Certificates into MDS

September 25, 2019

In order to manage Macs with MDM, MDS requires an Apple-signed Push Notification Certificate to talk with the Apple Push Notification Service (APNS). There are …

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MDS 2: ASR Imaging and MDM / DEP Deployment

September 20, 2019

MDS 2 added in some big, new features. ASR imaging reduces macOS install times from 22 minutes to less than 2 minutes. MDS 2 also …

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