Developer website: deploystudio.com
DeployStudio Server (was DeployStudio) helps system administrators save time with daily concerns, especially those caused by the increase of minor interventions requested by end-users: accidentally modified system preferences, third-party applications instability or misconfigured, wrong access rights, viruses, etc. OS X is stable and robust, but the capacity to (re)install completely a workstation or a server in a few minutes following a preset workflow that automatically restores the right disk image, configures and backs up what was planned by the administrator is a real benefit in terms of time and money. DeployStudio was designed this way, in order to manage flawlessly large deployments of workstations, servers, and cluster nodes.
Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.
- Preliminary support for macOS 10.13 and APFS imaging. As monolithic imaging is no more supported by Apple, use it carefully (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208020).
- New server security option to allow third party apps to add computers to the DeployStudio database using the DeployStudio Server web services.
- ASR multicast is not reliable in macOS 10.8 so keep your server running macOS 10.7.5 or upgrade to macOS 10.12.
- HFS disk images must have the *.hfs.dmg file name extension otherwise they will be ignored. If you have created HFS disk images with third party tools, please rename them accordingly.
- DeployStudio Server installer updates automatically compatible DeployStudio NetBoot sets found on the local disks. If none of your NetBoot sets are compatible, you’ll need to create a new one using the DeployStudio Assistant application shipped with the release you have installed.
- DeployStudio requires macOS 10.7.5 since v1.7.0. Use v1.6.x for macOS 10.6.8, v1.5.x for macOS 10.5.8 support and rc20 for macOS 10.4.11 support.
- OS X 10.7.5 or later