I'd love to have my K2000 serve both platforms at all of my company's offices, but find that certain obstacles are getting in the way to the point where it makes no sense to use the K2 instead of DeployStudio. Most importantly:

- Having to create the netboot image on the same subnet as the K2

- Must constantly update the nbi as Apple releases new hardware (realize this is a limitation of the OS)

Does anyone else in a mac-heavy shop use the K2000 for imaging over something like CCC or DeployStudio? If so, please share your strategies. I would love to have one unified imaging solution for both platforms but in my experience it's just not worth it



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nothing really I am up to 10.8 with both the 1000 and 2000 working on 10.9.  The only thing I had trouble with was making a 10.9 netboot, but 10.8 will capture 10.9 anyway so should be no big deal.


Answered 12/10/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • Do you have different subnets at your shop, or remote offices?
    • my macs are on 4 different subnets, I have 2 of them trunked into the 2000 directly and the other 2 have vm RSA's on them with just the mac images sync'd, no windows. This is not kace's fault either. It was due to the introduction of Lion Internet Recovery. It effects other netboot systems as well. https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/discussion.html?id=5716
      • can you capture an image and upload from a mac on an RSA?
      • You can only capture to the kbox directly. This was a minor problem. We took the k2000 off the server subnet and placed it on our tech area subnet and also one of the academic subnets.
        My image developement area is on the tech subnet.
        I had the network team vlan one port over to the remote site where they have a unique image so we are able to capture it. I had the network team move all the macs on the other 2 sites to their own vlan at that location. So now the windows machines are on a different vlan then the macs. All the macs for the admin side are now worked on in the tech bullpen, normally once deployed they do not get reimaged just updated till they are replaced. So we had to make a few changes on the way we handle macs.
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