Create and Deploy a VPP Software Package to a macOS or iOS Device

Creating and deploying a VPP software package to either a macOS or iOS device is a very simple process within LANDESK Management Suite 2016.3.  See the instructions below or watch the short video vignettes to be off and racing down the VPP software distribution track.

macOS VPP Package Creation and Deployment

  1. Open the LANDESK Management Suite Console
  2. Navigate to the top menu bar, select Tools > Distribution > Distribution Packages.
  3. In the lower left menu tree, highlight My Packages or Public Packages from within the Distribution Packages window
  4. On the Distribution menu bar, press the New Package button and select Macintosh > Macintosh MDM macmdmbutton
  5. Give the package a name
  6. Press the arrow button surrounded by the blue circle next to your Token alias mdmpackagecreation
  7. Highlight the desired VPP app and hit the Select button – note only macOS apps will display in this window mdmpackage
  8. Save the package
  9. Right click on the resultant package and select Create Scheduled Task(s)…
  10. Add one or more macOS devices that have been enrolled with MDM
  11. Start the task

 

iOS VPP Package Creation and Deployment

The iOS package creation is nearly identical, so I won’t include screenshots in these steps.

  1. Open the LANDESK Management Suite Console
  2. Navigate to the top menu bar, select Tools > Distribution > Distribution Packages.
  3. In the lower left menu tree, highlight My Packages or Public Packages from within the Distribution Packages window
  4. On the Distribution menu bar, press the New Package button and select Mobile > iOS
  5. Give the package a name
  6. Select the VPP radio button in the right hand pane, select the appropriate token alias if you have more than one VPP token and then click the arrow within the blue circle
  7. Press the arrow button surrounded by the blue circle next to your Token alias
  8. Highlight the desired VPP app and hit the Select button – note only iOS apps will display in this window
  9. Save the package
  10. Right click on the resultant package and select Create Scheduled Task(s)…
  11. Add one or more iOS devices that have been enrolled with MDM
  12. Start the task

LANDESK Mac Management Part 9: Creating an OS X Provisioning Template

In part 9 of the LANDESK Mac Management video series, we more or less get to bring together everything we’ve done up to this point, agent deployment, software deployment, configuration profile deployment which can include binding the machine to the domain , patch deployment and even FileVault deployment; all in a chained template experience when we provision a new device.

I created slides for our Interchange event explaining each step of the provisioning template build process, available here, but for many of you, the video below may be more beneficial.

LANDESK Mac Management Part 7: Building a NetBoot Image for OS Deployment

In part 7 of the LANDESK Mac Management video series, we’ll prepare for an operating system deployment by creating a NetBoot image, the equivalent of a WinPE image for the Windows world, to boot the OS X devices into a pre-boot environment.  The video will demonstrate how to use Apple’s System Image Utility and LANDESK’s Startup Disk Stamper to accomplish this task.