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Charles Edge and Rich TroutonApple Device Managementhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5388-5_6

6. Mac Provisioning

Charles Edge and Rich Trouton2
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Middletown, MD, USA
Imaging. We used to say that we imaged computers. But then came Apple File System (APFS) and the need for Macs to have specific firmware installed to support APFS’s capabilities. These days, preparing a device to go into the hands of an end user is more about provisioning the Mac for use by installing an OS and then configuring it for a person’s use than it is about creating a disk image and applying it to a Mac to prepare it for someone to use.
When we say “imaging” a Mac, we typically think of erasing a device and putting ...

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