Last month we had a look at setting up DeployStudio on a freshly built Server running 10.6. We configured a DeployStudio Admin account, Server Admin settings, including a repository for images and NetBoot for the network booting. In part 2 we will take a look at building a fresh client image, configuring some specifics, and then imaging using DS.
In this article we’ll take a look in to using WGM to deliver a log-out script to managed clients which will empty the users trash. In many cases this may seem a little excessive – but since our network is primarily used by students with accounts hosted on Windows servers, we can gain back some of that lost server storage space by running this script.
Apple recently made the very wise decision of finally setting a single Software Update URL for 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard). This allows us to simply update all of our clients using one simple URL on the network instead of multiple ones! Here’s how to set it up for clients managed by WGM and unmanaged clients based on a network with an Apple server distributing updates.