Image a Mac with Target Mode (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.
Launch Casper Suite folder) and log in with your NetID and password.
(Mountain Lion erroneously reports a "quit unexpectedly" error; just click and continue.)
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, for Target Drive, select .
- Choose whether or not to the hard drive connected to the target computer(s).
For Computer Names, select one of the following:
- - Prompts you for a name for each computer you connect using Firewire or Thunderbolt.
- - Allows you to specify a prefix and number sequence for naming your computers.
- - Names the computer based on the MAC address of the network card.
- - Names the computer based off the serial .umber of the computer.
- - Reads the file you designate, which must contain either MAC addresses or serial numbers in the first column, and the associated computer name in the second column.
- Choose an . After choosing a Configuration, the left column will fill in with the task list for that Configuration.
- Choose a . In most cases, use the default. (HTTP distribution points are not supported for imaging.) For information on using a Local Drive see the "Replicating FireWire or USB Drives" on Page 42 of the Casper Suite Administrator's Guide.
Under Target Mode Imaging Options,
- If using an automated naming scheme such as Numerical Order, Mac Address or Serial Number, Casper Imaging can automatically start the imaging process as computers connect.
- If target computers will not be started up to contact the JSS immediately after imaging, specify an approximate contact time.
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 .
For each computer you are going to image,
- Hold down the key while rebooting the Mac. Once you see the Firewire or Thunderbolt logo, you are fully booted into Target Disk Mode.
- Connect the target computer using your Firewire or Thunderbolt cable to start the imaging process.