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Profile Manager is part of Lion Server and manages devices (OSX and iOS) including configuration profiles and app deployment

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Where are Profile Manager Configuration Profiles Stored on OS X?

I ask because I configured and installed a profile for a network account on my Macbook Air (10.9) to create a synchronized Mobility Home on a Mac Mini server (10.8). However, I cannot login as this ...
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What do the appleprofilepolicyd and wdhelper processes do?

I found in activity monitor appleprofilepolicyd and wdhelper but after googling a while didn't found any interesting information: wdhelper - could be a webdrive or webdav - found only wdhelper.dll ...
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Where does Lion Server store apps used for iOS deployment?

I was messing around with the "Edit Apps" feature in the Profile Manager. I saw the "Edit Apps" button and I uploaded an app to test it. Unfortunately it was a commercial app, so I cannot actually ...
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Online Open Directory services? Can we install profiles before setting up Macs?

So we're setting up a subsidiary company in another country, and we will be needing a bunch of Mac Minis that some part-time (hourly) employees will use. The employees will be rotating between the ...
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Is it possible to edit the web pages in the Profile Manager user portal?

When setting up Profile Manager in Lion Server, there are a few web pages that are generated for web management of both devices and profiles. Is it possible to edit these pages in any way? I am just ...
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User required in Profile Manager Exchange settings

I'm working with Profile Manager in Lion Server 10.7.2 I want the user to be prompted during the installation, not set the value here. To have the user prompted both fields need to be left blank. The ...
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Use Profile Manager (or other methods?) for Network Mounts/Favorites

We have a few Macs in the office and a server running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 + Server 5.8. Profile Manager is set up and working, and company-owned Macs are enrolled. Mostly we use it for volume app ...
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Is it possible to track installed apps usage on iOS devices using MDM profiles?

I need to track not enterprise distributed apps, but all other apps installed on the device. I need the information on when each app was launched, and for how long it was opened. As I see so far, it ...
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Why do our iDevices give a page not found error when trying to connect to profile manager website?

I want to know if anyone have also encountered this. We can connect to Profile Manager using one of our iPads (server.website.com/mydevices), but we can't connect using the rest of the iDevices we ...
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How to connect to 802.1X authentication automatically?

Currently, we're implementing 802.1X authentication in the company, but having some trouble with getting an IP address when using some Macs (MacBook Pro). So, I created a profile through Profiler ...
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osx require password after sleep greyed out [duplicate]

I don't have the option to change the delay on "require password xx after sleep or screen saver begins. For security, I would like to change it to "immediately" instead of 5 seconds. I obviously ...
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Is it possible to manage Parental Controls on Mobile Accounts at all?

I am using macOS Sierra on clients and macOS Sierra with Server 5.3.1 on my server. I need to set Parental Controls for a user (or group of). I have created a special Group of users in Server.app, ...
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macOS Enrolment - Devices only being added as placeholders

We have an office of about 15 Mac computers, and I'm looking to setup a Mac Mini server, to centralise the management of these devices. I've setup the Mac Mini server with the Server app and enabled ...
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Email addresses contain @HOSTNAME.domain.com when mail is configured using Profile Manager

I'm setting up a Lion server environment for an entire office full of MacBook Pros, all running Lion. Lion server is 10.7.2, running Open Directory, DNS, and Mail. I have successfully set up the mail ...
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Apple Directory / Profile Manager - Restricting simultaneous same user logins on multiple machines?

We are using Apple Directory for internal user authentication. We want to restrict a user to login from a single machine at any one time. I have been trying to find a way to do this in Apple Directory ...
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Lion Server: Is Mobility in Workgroup Manager related to Profile Manager in the Server.app?

I'm about to set upon a difficult task -- well, difficult for me anyway: Lion Server and Profile Manager with an eye toward managing a couple of MacBooks that will be taken out of the office from time-...
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Macos Kernel Extension whitelisting issues

Trying to whitelist a kernel extension for an agent I'm trying to install. I'm using Mojave as the client machine and Profile Manger on a Mac server I've set up. I can enroll the client machine fine ...
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Enable Guest Account via Profile Manager

I am the sole IT guy in a small school that is all Mac. I have about 40 student MacBooks to manage and about 40 student iMacs as well. I would like to manage them as best I can using Profile Manager. ...
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Unable to deploy in house iOS app via Profile Manager to one specific iPad

We have an in house iPad app that we have setup for distribution with the provisioning profile from our iOS Enterprise Developer account. Before properly signing the app with the enterprise ...
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Can I Add/Remove users from web interface (Profile Manager) on Lion Server?

It appears as though you can do most things in the Lion Server WebUI (Profile Manager), but I can't seem to be able to add/remove users (or find an answer). Is this possible?
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Automatic Deployment of 802.1x profile for Wi-Fi

I am wondering if there is a process that people use here to deploy 802.1x profiles in a Windows AD environment on Apple hardware specifically MacBook Pros? Specifically when the Root CA is renewed ...
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How to deploy a .pkg with Profile Manager

I need to deploy the Microsoft Office 2019 suite to a bunch of MacBooks. I only use Profile Manager (part of MacOS Server) and am struggling to figure out how to do this successfully. I've ...
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Is it possible to setup user/device management without enrolling in a paid Apple program?

I am using macOS server and a couple of macOS and iOS devices. I want to start managing settings centrally with Profile Manager (e.g. mail settings, VPN settings, parental controls) but I have gotten ...
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Debug user profiles?

There's an error in a user profile I'm generating to configure an wireless internet connection. When I try to import it the Profile Manager tells me there's an error, and if I try to use the profiles ...
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Install .mobileconfig OTA to device without using Profile Manager web interface

I have a Mac Mini running the current El Capitan public release and Server app. Server is running the Profile Manager module, and I have an iPhone 5S which is both in supervised mode and enrolled to ...
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Profile Manager date format

Can the date format used by Profile Manager be changed? In the host OSX System Preferences control panel, the region is set to Australia and gives the example date of 5/01/2015 for the 5th of January....
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Configuring mobile home directories on Yosemite OS X Server

I have Open Directory configured on a brand new OS X machine with Server.app set up on it. I'm trying to configure the mobile account setup on the server, to allow users to sync their home directories ...
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Unable to deploy home folder mobility settings through an Apple MDM server

I have setup the latest Apple MDM server (Mavericks 10.9.2/Server 3.0.3) with Profile Manager and I'm able to push out configuration profiles to test Macs. One of my goals is to push out profiles ...
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How do I copy a user profile between Macs?

I have an Mac Pro running Lion, my wife has a Macbook Air also running Lion. We have the same apps installed. I want to steal my wife's Macbook while I'm out of town on business. To do so, I'll ...
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Jailbreak Detection in Apple Profile Manager

Am I able to detect if a phone has been jailbroken if it is managed/supervised by Apple Profile Manager?
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OS X Maverick 10.9 Import SSL Cert from Windows Server 2008

I created Open Directory and ProfileManager with self-signed certificate. Now I try to replace the self-signed certificate with the already Signed Certificated currently use on our Active Directory ...
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Lion Server with Profile Manager

I setup a few profiles in the profile manager and when I remove them from the profile they still seem to be applied on the clients. Like to test around I made a change to the dock size and then un-...
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Profile Manager on Lion and the Workgroup group

The first few times I set up Lion server, we didn't plan on using the default group named Workgroup - but I now see that Profile Manager will create a workgroup with the name "Workgroup" and short ...
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How to enroll Macs on Profile Manager MDM using Terminal?

I've been tweaking the command profiles quite sometime now but the -password parameter doesn't work. I've wanted to enroll machines using an MDM profile but it will require the user to input ...
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Is there a spec or standard for .mobileconfig?

I see a lot of talk about mobileconfig files for standing up new boxes. It seems as if they're a configuration file for Profiles. Is there a spec or standard from which they're generated, or can be ...
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Managing stolen iPad via Profile Manager

We have deployed 50 iPads in field managed via Profile Manager. Recently one of the iPads got stolen. Unfortunately Find my iPad was turned off on it. We tried to wipe the iPad using Profile Manager ...
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How do I allow new system preferences in profile manager?

We're using Profile Manager on our group of Macs. The System Preferences options are setup as a whitelist. However, the profile manager doesn't know about certain options, so they get blocked by ...
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Conflicting Settings in OSX Server Profile Manager (Groups and Users/Devices)

please help me understand what happens if you have nested groups in Profile Manager and you apply conflicting Settings. Which Setting will be Carried oft? E.g.: I have the following groups: All |-...
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How does codesign and signing of profiles on os x work?

At the moment I am messing around with OS X profile manager and configuration profiles in general. I like the idea of being able to push settings to clients and I'd like to use it for my customers. ...
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Profile Manager: Enroll gives a error 500

I'm new to iOS and I'm trying to configure a server to use it as a MDM solution via Profile Manager. So far I have: Configured my OS X Server. Added a signed SSL certificate. Sent some invitations ...
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Need to re-enroll 200-250 iPads worldwide, help?

Due to a bug with postgresql when updating Server.app to 3.2.2 I now have to re-enroll almost 250 iPads worldwide manually. These are all supervised and "enrolled" with the old server setup. ...
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Can I use any storage device to store user profiles using Profile Manager?

I'm using the OS X server. I'm trying to use the Profile Manager. I need to create about 40 users (each user has yours workspace, desktop, etc.). Due to that, I estimate that the server will need ...
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How to change device name in Profile Manager

I run Maverick 10.9 Mac mini server. After enroll some new devices into Profile Manager I need to change their name. I can't find any field that could change the device name. Thanks
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Locking down iOS devices

I have around 200 iOS devices that I have to keep track of in an internal network (they never leave the network) and there are several things I need to do on them. Completely disable certain apps/...
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OS X Server: Multiple Mobile Homes syncing to a single Network Home Directory?

Looking for validation that Profile Manager in Mountain Lion Server can be used to keep Portable (Mobile) Home Directories on multiple Macs in sync with one Network Home. Users have "main" desktop ...
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How do I fix 'servermgr_certs' error when clicking on ProfileManager in OSX Server Server.app?

When clicking on the Profile Manager service in the side bar in Server.app, I receive an error: An error occurred on the server while processing a command. The error occurred while processing a ...
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Device Enrollment works for desktop but fails for iOS devices

I've been doing a ton of reading, and even found this question ( Device enrollment fails, error: server certificate is invalid ) and followed the instructions. I first installed my Godaddy ...
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Apple Profile Manager - SCEP Server Configuration Not Supported and associated problems

I am trying to enrol several iPads onto our MacServer using Profile manager. I am trying to do this by accessing Profile Manager from the device itself: our.domain.macserver/profilemanager The iPads ...
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Exclude admin user from global password policy

I have added a global password policy which enforces password rotation for every 90 days. But there are two types of accounts: User Accounts - Enable Password rotation for 90 days Admin Accounts - No ...
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On managed Macs, how much can the admin see?

I have a Macbook that was given to me by my employer. The Macbook is managed by them as I can see the installed profiles. These profiles control things like how/when to set up my password, apps that ...