CHAPTER 6Set Up Client Systems

By this point, your server should be cruising along on autopilot, chatting to the flight attendants, yawning between languid sips at a cup of high-octane coffee—and wondering when a client will connect to it.

That means it’s time to sort out your network’s clients.

This chapter starts by discussing your options for setting up client systems—doing it the hard way, automating the process, or booting the Macs from the network. You’ll then learn how to create a custom disk image containing the software and settings you need for your Macs, set Mac OS X Server to serve it up, and tell your client Macs to boot from it.

Understanding the Options for Setting Up Client Systems

Generally speaking, you have four options for ...

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