Mac Thread, App Store Setup for Multiple Lion iMacs in Technical; We just purchased an OSX Lion Mac Mini server and 4 iMac computers. I plan to create a base image ...
20th May 2012, 03:11 AM #1
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App Store Setup for Multiple Lion iMacs
We just purchased an OSX Lion Mac Mini server and 4 iMac computers. I plan to create a base image on one of the iMacs and deploy to the other 3 using DeployStudio on the Mac Mini server.
SMT wants the iMacs setup by early next week, but I'm fairly new to Macs so I have a few questions that I'm hoping one of you can help answer:
1. I need to install iLife on all 4 iMacs. iLife 2011 came bundled with these iMacs (they came with Lion from the factory) but it has to be downloaded from the App Store. My plan was to create one App Store account for the base image iMac, download and install iLife on the base image iMac, then upload the image to DeployStudio. Would this plan work ok, or is there a different way I need to setup the App Store account?
2. We purchased boxed copies of Logic Express & Aperature. Would there be any problems if I simply installed one copy of these to the base image iMac, then uploaded the image to DeployStudio? We have enough boxed copies to legally cover all iMacs.
3. Am I correct in that Apple Remote Desktop has to be purchased via the App Store and is not included in Lion Server for free?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
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20th May 2012, 11:09 AM #2
20th May 2012, 11:57 AM #3
As far as I'm aware, all of the above is correct. Apple and business licensing is not the simplest in the world, as they simply don't do anything about it.
Originally Posted by netadmin
Your best bet is to try it and see I think, making a backup of the iMac you test on first using DeployStudio.
Not what was asked...
Originally Posted by FN-GM
20th May 2012, 12:07 PM #4
Ooops sorry i must be having an off morning.
21st May 2012, 09:53 AM #5
Since each client is purchased at the same time each should be licensed for the same software i.e. Lion, iLife '11 etc. With ARD, yes it can only be downloaded now unless you can find someone who still ships the boxed copy, highly unlikely though as Apple has either sold through all boxed copies or recalled them.
You may be able to use ARD to distribute the software afterwards if time becomes an issue.
I have rolled out some app store software just simply using the copy command in ARD. Works fine.
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