Import Apple’s VPP Token into LANDESK Management Suite

With the release of 2016.3, LANDESK Management Suite supports deploying Volume Purchased Applications (VPP) directly within the LANDESK Management Suite console.

To configure LANDESK Management Suite, you need to download your VPP token and import it into the Software Distribution tool.  The directions below will you walk you through each step of this process.

Part 1 – Download Your Token from Apple

  1. Browse to and login to your appropriate store; either the Business or Education store
  2. Login with your appropriate Apple ID
  3. Press the dropdown button with your appleID at the top right corner and select Account Summary vpptokendownload1
  4. Once on the Account Summary page, click the Download Token link from the Managed Distribution sectionvpptokendownload2

Part 2 – Import your VPP Token into LANDESK Management Suite

  1. Launch the LANDESK Management Suite Console
  2. Go to Tools > Distribution > Distribution Packages and select the second to last icon from the menu bar titled Volume Purchase Program Configuration vpptokenconfig
  3. Click on the Add VPP Token button at the bottom right
  4. Provide an appropriate alias token name.  Since you can import more than one token, make sure your alias helps you identify the difference between your tokens
  5. Click on the ellipsis to import your token you downloaded from Apple’s site
  6. Click the add button vpptokenconfig2

Part 3 – Review Your Purchases and See Available Licenses

You should automatically see all of your purchases and available licenses after clicking the Add button.  If at any point in the future you need to see where you stand, you can open the Volume Purchase Program Configuration utility in SWD or check your Software License Monitoring as all VPP token information is imported into SLM. VPPTokenConfig3.png

LANDESK Mac Management Part 10 : Provision a Non-Managed Machine

In the 10th and final part of the LANDESK Mac Management video series, I’ll show you how to add a “bare metal” record into the LANDESK console so that you can target your Provisioning Template created in the 9th video to a machine not currently being managed by LANDESK.  This is a good example of what you could do when you buy a new machine and want to deploy an image to it.

In my example template, I will deploy my latest El Capitan image built with AutoDMG, I’ll deploy TextWrangler, I’ll apply a configuration profile to adjust the Doc and to bind the machine to my domain, I’ll also name the machine and enable Core Storage.  All of this is done with my template, which specifies in which order they are applied.

Also, by way of note, the process to target a managed device inside of LANDESK is very similar to what is shown in this video, you simply need to drag the machine from your All Devices list as opposed to using the bare metal machine method.