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Managing Apple Devices: Deploying and Maintaining iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Devices by Kevin M. White, Arek Dreyer

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Lesson 7. iOS Deployment with Apple Configurator

Goals

→ Explore deployment workflows possible with Apple Configurator

→ Use Apple Configurator to prepare both unsupervised and supervised iOS devices

→ Deploy profiles locally via Apple Configurator

→ Back up and restore settings and data with Apple Configurator

Apple Configurator is a free OS X app that serves as a starting and restarting point for many iOS deployments. This app can also be used to provide ongoing management for iOS devices, but it’s generally much less flexible than an MDM service because the computer running Apple Configurator must be physically connected to modify an iOS device.

That being said, Apple Configurator specializes in the initial deployment tasks required to prepare ...

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