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The Apple Configurator was made for this exact reason: easy deployment of iOS devices in large numbers.


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Your probably best of if you crop the photos yourself. Here are the pixel counts that work best for each screen size: iOS devices: display sizes 320×480 pixels : iPhone (1st generation), iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (1st–3rd generation) 640×960 pixels : iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation) 640×1136 pixels : iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPod touch (5th ...


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Apple uses the following hostnames for distributing OTA updates: mesu.apple.com appldnld.apple.com Blocking access to these hostnames should prevent iOS from downloading the updates, resulting in one of the following errors, based on whether the device has knowledge of the update or not before the access is blocked: Software Update Failed: An error ...


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Contact your local Apple Store and ask to speak to one of their Business Consultants (each store has one.) If you are buying bulk quantities of iPods Apple used to offer digital etching of your company logo on the back as well as the ability to preload it with promotional content (e.g. videos), I am not sure if they are doing this with Apps on the iPad but ...


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While Apple puts their iOS Enterprise Deployment documentation in their developer area, it doesn't mean that you need custom software to handle iPhones and iPads. It's all pretty much what I think of as standard sysadmin-type work, so while it does require some knowledge of XML files and scripting, it's fairly well documented. Here are some places to start: ...


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The least expensive way to manage iOS mobile devices is to use the iPhone configuration utility. It is free, runs on Macs and Windows PC and you can email and host the configuration profiles on traditional web and file sharing solutions. I'm amazed it's still called the "iPhone" utility since it long ago became the iOS configuration profile utility. The ...


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You can try the install with iPhone Configuration Utility: http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/featuredarticles/FA_iPhone_Configuration_Utility/Introduction/Introduction.html http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/featuredarticles/FA_Wireless_Enterprise_App_Distribution/FA_Wireless_Enterprise_App_Distribution.pdf


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When I picked up my iPhone 4 at the App store they were able to pre-activate it with the computer there so that I could start using it, but it still wasn't linked to a computer. I was able to download some apps from the app store right away (linking it to my iTunes account). Then when I got home I connected it to my computer and gave it a name and set ...


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I've figured out how to point Apple Configurator at the IPSW that iTunes has downloaded as follows: Then use the dialog with Other... to add each and every IPSW that you've already downloaded. Since ~Library is normally hidden, you may need the go to shortcut to type command-shift-G and then ~/Library/iTunes to get to the filesystem location where iTunes ...


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I am using version 1.3.1 (274) of Apple configurator, the following worked for me: This knowledge base article had to correct location for the IPSW files in my situation. ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.configurator/Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.configurator/Firmware/ I had to create the Firmware folder as it didn't exist yet but it I was able to ...


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Yes - both iTunes and the Apple Configurator act as a single download point that can then apply one update over USB to an unlimited number of iOS devices. No - iOS devices do not apply for OTA updates from any update server in an analogous manner to Lion's SUS. It is notable that Mountain Lion is announces to not ship with a SUS and instead have updates ...


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I work for Bomgar. We provide a remote support solution which is known for being the most secure remote access option available, but we also have the widest multi-platform functionality out there. Our solution does allow you to configure iPhones and iPads remotely. It also lets you support folks from an iPhone or iPad as well. You should check it out! Or if ...


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There are quite a few commercial programs for iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM) (see Vlad's answer for a list of MDM software) The only one that I could find that believe meets all your feature requirements is Soti's MobiControl Along with standard MDM, application and policy management, they provide a Remote Desktop management for mobile devices. ...


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You would do some research on the various MDM solutions that exist and then decide whether you want to hire interns and employees to do the work manually or hire some software to allow one person to automate the parts of device management you care most about. Here's a nice place to start when you face this problem: ...


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I recently went through a similar proof of concept corporate iPad deployment and had the same questions walking in. The direction we went might not be the best solution, but it worked for us and maybe it will give you a hand with your deployment. Know your Audience Early in our deployment it became glaringly obvious that this would have to be a simple ...


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With more and more companies deciding to go with iPhones and iPads, enterprise deployment of iOS devices is becoming a new focus Apple. In my mind, it's broken up into two segments. The process Dori outlined is 100% end user driven. You can setup the architecture to have end users navigate to iPCU generated Configuration Profiles via Apache, which will ...


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it looks like I haven't been the only one wondering about "owning" the license to an app and being able to reassign it. App Store license management. The App Store Volume Purchase Program now offers businesses the ability to assign apps to their users while keeping full ownership and control over app licenses. Companies purchase app licenses through ...


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There are tradeoffs to any choice of Apple ID, but unless your personal Apple ID are tied to an Apple email, you can always re-name the Apple ID and change email, DOB, security questions, etc… For pilot projects on iOS where the budget for apps is less than $1000, I usually recommend a personal account option when you don't have someone in the organization ...


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BoxTone EMM does both. Configure device security with dozens of policy controls including encrypt device, disable iCloud, disable camera/wifi/Bluetooth, enforce strong passcodes, etc


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Having an MDM doesn't change the permissions and app deletion behavior on iOS so it only facilitates getting a redemption code onto the device. What really matters is who signed the app. If the app is signed from Apple - then it doesn't matter if it came from iTunes, iCloud restore, MDM or Apple's app store. A user can either delete all apps or no apps ...


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If all you care about is enrollment - you should be fine. OTA supervision isn't yet being provided according to all the information I've seen as of late October 2013. There is great confusion out there as Apple did promote the idea that OTA Supervision was coming with iOS 7. That feature was dropped from the public list of features about a week before ...


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Your ideal deployment scenario depends heavily on a few factors: Budget for App purchase and volume of apps that will be installed. Backup solution you choose for each Mac and whether that will facilitate moving apps when a computer is reassigned or hinder that movement. Whether all the computers will have an identical (or very simiar) app allocation or ...


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This is actually a bug in iOS 8 (and 8.1). If you have guided access enabled when updating from iOS 7 it stops working. The fix is to turn it off, reboot the device, then turn it back on again.


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Here is the relevant excerpt of the iTunes Store Terms and Conditions: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/volume/us/terms.html#VOLUME CONTENT CODES [...] YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE OWNER OF THE REDEEMING ITUNES ACCOUNT WILL BECOME (i) FOR AN APP STORE PRODUCT, THE LICENSEE OF THAT COPY OF THE PRODUCT; AND (ii) FOR AN ...


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The MDM server does need to be available by the device, but Profile Manager itself does not. In other words, the ability to access the Profile Manager doesn't need to be present on the device, providing the literal MDM server is accessible.


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The MDM server only needs to be publicly available if you want to send commands to the devices while they are not on your LAN. Using a solution like Casper, you can have a piece of the MDM (a limited access server) in the DMZ, while the fully functional Casper server is behind your firewall. Communication with Profile Manager/MDM is a three way ...


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Streamlined enrollment and OTA Supervision are still MIA, even for EDU institutions. Last I heard from someone with Apple is un officially they are trying for sometime January to March 2014 and it's due to the major bugs they ran in to with supervision being lost for iPads upgraded to iOS 7 which originally used a backup to restore devices in configurator. ...


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https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ldzpp9ajy7y82k/Apple%20Configurator%201.2.1.zip I found it on https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com Hope it will work.


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Yes, Airwatch, Good, and MobileIron all utilize some form of app usage monitoring. For a taxonomy of enterprise MDM systems, and their features, reference this link, specifically under the Application Management subheading.



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