Boot Runner

Startup Control Utility
For Dual-Boot Macs

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The ideal tool for managing dual boot Macs

Boot Runner puts admins in control of startup on dual-boot Macs. It is an essential tool for labs, classrooms and enterprise environments. Boot Runner also provides a seamless experience to help students, customers and end users choose the right desktop.

Boot Runner’s scheduling feature ensures that multi-boot Macs are in a ready state when they need to be for software updates. Maintain Windows security compliance on Boot Camp easily and reliably.

Guide users with custom branding and program information on the Boot Runner Selection Screen to tailor content, saving time and support resources.

Manage all the settings from your MDM server. Included with Boot Runner 3 is access to a configuration profile creation web service to create, manage, and export configuration profiles for Boot Runner 3.

Boot Runner 3 is a free upgrade for Boot Runner 2 customers that have maintenance or have purchased Boot Runner in the last year.

Current Version: 3.1

Boot Runner 3 with message for lab hours

Startup Control, Made Simple

What's New In Boot Runner 3

Updated UI

  • New Animated Text Effects
  • Return to Boot Runner Arrow at login window
  • Status Box with Boot Runner information
  • Updated background and icons

MDM Support

Boot Runner 3 includes access to a web-based, online tool to create, manage and export configuration profiles for all Boot Runner settings. All settings are available via the web interface so it is easy to customize both the look and the user experience from a central location.

Much More

  • SIP compatibility and Secure Boot
  • Boot Runner Licensing
  • APFS support
  • Improved Voice Over support
  • Over 25 more features and improvements

Boot Runner Overview

Features

  • Startup control for Macs with multiple operating systems
  • Support for virtual machine hosts
  • New screen customization options
  • Schedule startup into a boot volume
  • Custom selection screen popover text
  • Auto-login to macOS account
  • Auto-launch of virtual machine host
  • Custom login options
  • Support for APFS
  • Custom boot volume icons
  • Remote management of boot selection
  • Remote management of selection screen
  • Display or hide restart button
  • Display or hide shutdown button
  • Menu bar boot selector
  • Control virtual machine shutdown and logout
  • Custom marquee text formatting

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  • Startup control for Macs with multiple operating systems

    Support for virtual machine hosts

    New screen customization options

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  • Up to 30 Macs
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    Support for virtual machine hosts

    New screen customization options

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Fully Customizable and Fresh New Look

Completely customize the OS selection screen. Set a background image, customize the boot volume, change the OS badge or show a custom message. All settings are customizable.

With Boot Runner 3, the OS selection screen has a fresh new look. Get your message across with modern text effects. Easily see the time and status with the new status box in the lower right corner.

Return to Boot Runner Button on Login Window

New with Boot Runner 3! You can return back to the Boot Runner selection screen easily with the Return To Boot Runner button available right on the login window screen.  Boot Runner will automatically return to the boot selection screen if the user does not sign in, but why wait? The Return to Boot Runner button makes it happen instantly.

Manage with MDM Profiles

Boot Runner is easy to manage with your MDM. Create the configuration profile and all the Boot Runner settings with the profile web app included with Boot Runner, and instantly push them out.

You can also quickly and easily create different sets of settings for different groups of Macs with Boot Runner right in the profile web app. Making a change is a breeze as well.  Just log in, update the setting and push out via your MDM.

macOS, Windows and Virtual Machine Support

Boot Runner supports booting in macOS, Windows installed on a Boot Camp partition, or any other OS installed in a virtual machine (such as VMWare Fusion or Parallels).  Boot Runner automatically handles restarting into the selected Operating System or launching the virtual machine.

When the user is done with their session, they log out and Mac is returned to Boot Runner.

Scheduled Restarts

Boot Runner can automatically restart into a operating system at a specific time. This is great for keeping Windows up-to-date with OS updates, patching, or updates. You can configure Boot Runner to restart to the specified OS between specific time periods, and Boot Runner will make sure that the Mac stays in that OS regardless of how many times the computer reboots.

New with Boot Runner 3: You can now specify the days of the week as well as the timeframe.

Works Great With TCM

Boot Runner 3 works great with TCM, the new system to manage your Macs right from a browser. TCM can install configuration profiles to customize the look and feel of Boot Runner, instantly restart to Windows, and much more.

TCM Console running on MacBook Pro

Resources

If you have questions, we have answers! Read the Boot Runner 3 Admin Guide, scheduling a reboot for software maintenance and setting up automated login for virtual machines. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch.

 

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System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or higher including Mojave 10.14
  • Optional: Boot Camp partition, virtual machine operating system with a supported OS installed, such as Windows 7 (64-bit) on supported Mac hardware, Windows 8, Windows 10, Chrome OS, and Linux

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WHAT: We cover the basics of Boot Runner, and we answer your questions.

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Boot Runner News & Tips

Boot Runner 3.1 Update

Boot Runner 3.1 adds in additional keys for customizing the Marquee font, as well as new functionality for Linux booting.Boot Runner 3.1 is a free update for Boot Runner 3 customers or customers with a current Boot Runner support contract. Download the current version at https://profile.twocanoes.com. New Keys The Boot Runner 3 Setup Guide has…

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Boot Runner 3.0.2 Release Notes

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