Chapter 7. System Maintenance

Chapter Files

Deployment Planning Template.pdf, available at


This chapter takes approximately 3 hours to complete.


Investigate system maintenance concepts to keep your deployed systems working properly


Learn to use Apple tools for system maintenance tasks


Configure the Apple Software Update service to provide local Apple update services


Explore third-party options for system maintenance tasks

Even after a successful rollout of new systems, the administrator’s job isn’t done—system deployment is an ongoing task. The pace of computer technology is relentless, especially when it comes to software. It’s not uncommon for Apple to release an average of one software update every ...

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