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    MacBook Pro as an Apple Server/Configurator for iPads...?

    Hi All,

    Just wondered if someone could explain what I need to do to acheive this?

    We are soon to be getting some iPads and I have heard they can be managed with Apple configurator(?)...

    There is an unused MacBook Pro in school and I wondered if I could use this to manage the iPads?

    Spec:

    System Version: Mac OS x 10.5.8 (9L31a)

    MacBook Pro 15"
    MacBook Pro2,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Number of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4MB
    Memory: 1GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz

    Kol.

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    I'd pop some more memory in there. But that should be easy enough as any PC2-6400S 2GB SODIMM will work. You could upgrade to Mavericks if you fancied, since it's free.

    But otherwise it should have enough about it to install and run configurator.

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    To get Apple Configurator, you need access to the Mac App Store which requires Snow Leopard (10.6.8) at the very least. The current version of Configurator also won't run on anything below OS X 10.8.

    A Macbook2,2 is from 2006, it is a pre-unibody Mac if my GoogleFu serves me correctly. At best, you'll be able to get 10.7 on there. I suspect that if you want to use Apple Configurator, you'll have to get something a bit newer.

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    Sorry, I don't understand...

    Do you mean the type of MacBook limits which version of Mac OS I can put on there?

    Or that the 10.6.8 won't run because the hardware will not be powerful enough?

    Is Mavericks an official OS then?

    Kol.

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    Suggesting Mavericks was my bad. I thought you have a mid 2007 machine!

    Mavericks is 10.9, but you need to have the correct firmware to be able to install it and your macbook is a little too old.

    I had the same problem with a Mac Pro today. You'd think 2 x Quad core Xeons and 32GB RAM would run it fine, but nope, not allowed to complete the install.

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    Your Macbook is from 2006. The newest operating system it can run is Lion or OS X 10.7. Configurator needs Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) or Mavericks (OS X 10.9). Unless you can somehow get hold of an old version of Configurator, you're not going to be able do what you want to do. And even then, chances are that old versions of Configurator won't work with newer iOS devices.

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    MacBook Pro as an Apple Server/Configurator for iPads...?

    [QUOTE=Koldov;1141921]Sorry, I don't understand...

    Quote Originally Posted by Koldov View Post
    Do you mean the type of MacBook limits which version of Mac OS I can put on there?
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    The type of hardware in it. Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Koldov View Post
    Or that the 10.6.8 won't run because the hardware will not be powerful enough?
    It's because it's an early Intel chip which will not run the latest OS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Koldov View Post
    Is Mavericks an official OS then?
    Yes.

    Even with Lion and extra RAM which will likely be hard to find or expensive, the last poster is right that an early version of configurator won't work. Find another device.
    Last edited by Jwzg; 11th March 2014 at 03:56 PM.

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