Image a Mac with Boot Media (Endpoint Management Tools - Mac)
This article applies to: Endpoint Management Tools
This page is intended for IT support professionals. End users should contact local IT support.
Boot the computer into OS X from a USB drive. CIT provides a Boot Image with Casper Imaging pre-installed that you can restore to a USB drive. You can find the Boot Image here:
For more on how to use the boot image refer to our Use the Boot Image article.
- Launch Casper Suite folder) and log in with your NetID and password. (from the
If prompted, enter the URL of your JSS server in this format:
For example, https://jssmgt.it.cornell.edu/limnology
- If prompted ("Casper Imaging wants to make changes."), login with your MacOS Admin username and password.
- In the Casper Imaging tool, choose a .
- Choose whether or not to the existing contents of the Target Drive you selected.
- Enter a Computer Name.
- Choose an . After choosing a Configuration, the left column will fill in with the task list for that Configuration.
- Choose whether or not to the computer when the installation is finished.
- If applicable choose a . (If not sure, use the default. HTTP distribution points are not supported for imaging.)
- If you'd like to automate the re-imaging of this computer in the future, use the Automated Imaging Options checkboxes to indicate your preferences.
The following (lettered) steps are optional. They allow you to include additional tasks that are not part of the basic configuration you selected above. Do not click
until you have made your desired changes to this entire set of tabs.
- In the Casper Imaging toolbar, click . Then include as many (or as few) of these additional steps as appropriate for your installation.
- Click the tab. You can add packages in your software repository (but not already included in the Configuration you selected) by placing a check next to them.
- Click the tab. You can add scripts in your software repository (but not already included in the Configuration you selected) by placing a check next to them.
- Click the tab. You can add printers in your software repository (but not already included in the Configuration you selected) by placing a check next to them.
- Click the New Local Accounts section, (2) automatically binding the computer to an Active Directory domain if you have created a Directory Binding Policy on the JSS server, and/or (3) setting the Open Firmware/EFI Password to prevent tampering at the firmware level. tab. You can (1) create local accounts by clicking the plus sign in the
- Click the tab. You can configure the network settings (for example, IP Address, DNS Servers, etc...) for the different interfaces on the machine that you'll be imaging. Any fields left blank here are not changed when imaging.
- Click the Apple Remote Desktop Info Fields to include custom data. The Advanced Options section allows you to Fix ByHost Files, Update Pre-bindings, Fix Permissions, and Show Setup Assistant After Reboot. tab. You can use the
- Click .