DeployStudio Across Subnets

A lot of the environments I tend to come across still run workstations on older versions of macOS due to software compatibility concerns. These environments rarely deal with devices that include Apple’s T2 Security Chipset or APFS filesystem, and DeployStudio imaging tends to be the fastest and most efficient way to quickly turn over workstations to new freelance teams.

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Deploying Macs With APFS using Snapshots & Carbon Copy Cloner

A few weeks ago I posted reddit asking how Mac admins are currently deploying/redeploying older Macs with APFS partitions now that imaging with DeployStudio is near its death. While DEP works great for newer machines, if your organization has existing Macs that are not enrolled in DEP, it is not an option for you. One of the suggestions that came up was to use APFS snapshots to create a “snapshot” of the prepared drive, and then revert to the snapshot and install any necessary updates with Munki when a machine comes back in for redeployment…

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