First of all I must point out I am totally out of my comfort zone working with Macs.
Anyway this is the scenario and I would really apprieciate some advice as to what other people are doing. We have a Mac server, I think its known as a Mac Mini (a little square box about 16 x 16 x 4 cm) its running Mac version 10.5.8 it has a 1.58 processor and 1 gig of Ram) we have about 30 iMacs (all white ones and Aluminium ones) all running 10.5.8
I intend to network all the Macs and have a single sign on via Active Directory which I seem to have got working if a bit clunky. My main want at this time is to be able to centrally deploy images and manage these iMacs as they are all in need of a rebuild. I read about a product called deploystudiosever 1.6.0 so I have downloaded it but when I try to install it on the server (which is a fresh build) I get a message "Failure Installation cannot proceed, as not all requirements were met".
So this is where I ask for some advice, what are you doing with your iMacs how do you manage / Image them.
I'm afraid to say this but its time to update. OS X 10.5 has been superceeded 3 times now, as they're up to 10.8, and many pieces of software have dropped support for 10.5 (Firefox and Chrome for example) and Apple are no longer updating it, so it now poses a security risk.
Stating "all Intel based processors" is potentially giving out the wrong information.
The early model Intel iMacs (any 2006 model) came with Intel Core Duo and Intel Core 2 Duo Processors. Neither of them support Mountain Lion. Any of the 2006 MacMini model came with Intel Core Solo or Core Duo processors. Neither of those support Mountain Lion either. Slightly different situation for the laptop range with far too many variables to list here. For those options you may find it useful to download Mactracker (mac or pc) and you'll have all the information you need regarding any mac hardware and software going right back to the beginning.
Please check your information again regarding the 1.58Ghz processor.
I can't find any mention of MacMini hardware that came with that processor configuration. The closest intel MacMini model I can find is the early 2006 1.5Ghz Core Solo or 1.66Ghz Core Duo. The MacMini models available prior to that model were non-Intel ones and topped out at OS X Leopard (10.5). Perhaps this is the one you mean? Later 2006 intel models shipped with the 1.66Ghz or 1.83Ghz Core Duo processors.
Antonio Rocco (ACSA)
Last edited by AntonioRocco; 7th June 2013 at 01:51 PM.