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    100 ipads just sat waiting for me

    Hi ,
    So we have got 100 ipads, waiting for me to unwrap and sort out.
    20 are going to be for teacher use and the rest for 1:1 kids.

    I have heard different things about the ways to deploy.
    A Macbook with configurator to get he base setting then use a MDM to install new apps and remote manage them?

    I have not used or tested any but we are thinking about meraki ( because its free) but also the wi-fi push sounds like a better way to sync.
    We are then thinking about mybigcampus and dropbox for content sharing.

    Does anyone have a really basic set up guide or roll out plan?

    If we initially set up a base image with configurator then use maraki to install and update stuff would that be ok?
    Also what happens with Volume licensing basically we want to buy 100 copies of pages, put this on the ipad. After a year if some of the ipads are given to the kids we would like to remove the pages app and then reuse the license on a new ipad.

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    Meraki Mobile Management. It's superb, easy to use and free at the same time.

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    +1 for Meraki here! It'll make things much easier for you.

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    And is Meraki better then apple configurator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattDLEA View Post
    And is Meraki better then apple configurator?
    You use them together for differing purposes

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    Thanks,

    Do any of you guys have a steep by steep guide to rolling them out?

    Also is it a case of once the app is deployed then it stays with that ipad or can you remove the app and then reuse the license code on another ipad

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattDLEA View Post
    Also is it a case of once the app is deployed then it stays with that ipad or can you remove the app and then reuse the license code on another ipad
    Once a code is redeemed on an iPad, it cannot be transferred. But as VPP licensing is changing from codes to licenses, it may be possible in the future

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    Cheers,

    Just trying to read thru a lot of documentation, so when would i use configuratior and when would i use meraki?

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    Problem I'm havnig with Meraki (and I think it's the same with all of them), is that when you push out an App, a box pops up on the ipad and the Apple Id Password has to be entered.

    I assume if we did wired-syncing via a cart, that wouldn't happen?

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    This is from the support guide... I'd raise a ticket with their support and see if there is any workarounds, especially having to put the password in 100 times!

    Does the user have to enter the Apple ID password for every app installed?
    When Apps are deployed via MDM, Apple requires an Apple ID and password for the app to be installed. Apps downloaded and installed via Apple Configurator do not require entering an Apple ID and password, however, the iOS device has to be physically connected to the OS X device running Apple Configurator.
    With iOS 6, the device caches a users password for 15 minutes. If you install FREE apps in batches via Systems Manager with iOS 6, you will have to enter the password once instead of doing it for every single App.
    Paid apps redeemed via VPP redemption codes still require the user to enter a password for EVERY app. Devices running pre-iOS 6 will be required to enter a password for every app regards of whether it is free or paid

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMurphy View Post
    This is from the support guide... I'd raise a ticket with their support and see if there is any workarounds, especially having to put the password in 100 times!

    Does the user have to enter the Apple ID password for every app installed?
    When Apps are deployed via MDM, Apple requires an Apple ID and password for the app to be installed. Apps downloaded and installed via Apple Configurator do not require entering an Apple ID and password, however, the iOS device has to be physically connected to the OS X device running Apple Configurator.
    With iOS 6, the device caches a users password for 15 minutes. If you install FREE apps in batches via Systems Manager with iOS 6, you will have to enter the password once instead of doing it for every single App.
    Paid apps redeemed via VPP redemption codes still require the user to enter a password for EVERY app. Devices running pre-iOS 6 will be required to enter a password for every app regards of whether it is free or paid
    But if you push apps from a mac server that the devices are enrolled in, it does not require end user password

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    So, I need to buy a Mac?

    Does it have to be a server? Would a Mac Mini do?

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    The only thing I can add to this is - ' Wow, what a waste of money '
    I would rather see money spent on out door play equipment.

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    Nothing in education surprises me anymore.

    Anyway.

    I would ask the person who bought them.

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