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    Apple Server, Profile manager work across WANs?

    Hi,

    We have some new new ipads just come in and im trying to find th best way to configure them.

    Im trying to get Cisco Meraki to work as it seems the best option but the LEA are having troubles unblocking it so im looking at the apple server as a alternative.

    We have a few different sites linked by the LEA's system (WAN).

    Each site has its own ip. Ive tried setting up printers at one site and they arnt available at other sites so im guessing the LEAs gear is blocking broadcasts.

    Anyone know if this would be the same with Apple Server and its profile comfigurator?

    Would need to be able to specify a server ip i guess in the ipads.

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    Your iPads look for the FQDN of a server (Apple stuff always uses FQDNs rather than IP addresses) in the management profile, so as long as your apple server is publicly reachable on ports 80, 443, 1640 & 5223 via that FQDN at all locations, and with valid SSL Certificates installed, then it should work. But yes, expect the LEA's bits to get in the way.

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    As long as the Apple Server.app has the FQDN set in the Hostname section, when you apply your profiles to it, it will look for it wherever it is using the FQDN, as @Marci mentioned :-)

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    Make sure you have forward and reverse DNS configured too.

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    Apple Server, Profile manager work across WANs?

    Sounds promising. Thanks.

    Managed to grab a free os x server redemption code online so saved £14. Apple were giving server away free to developers a while back and some people got a few codes and put them online. They are single use so take a bit of finding.

    Apple says its ok to use.



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