Lesson 1: Remotely manage an iPad
In this lesson, you’ll enroll the iPad for remote management. This means you can push configuration profiles out to the device to change settings and restrictions.
You’ll also learn how to:
Start up Device Management
Enroll an iOS device for remote management
Push a configuration change to the device over the network
Step 1. Start the Device Management service
Open the Server app to see the list of services available in OS X Server. Select Profile Manager, then turn on Device Management by clicking Configure.
Go through the assistant. You’ll start up the Open Directory service, and create a new directory administrator. Add an Apple ID to enable Push Notifications.
When the assistant has finished, click Finish.
Step 2. Enroll a device for remote management
Using Safari on the iPad, enter the URL myserver.local/mydevices/.
After logging in to the server, select Devices, then click Enroll.
Step 3. Alter the configuration profile on the server
Change a single configuration option: turn off the camera, which hides the apps that use the camera.
After you enroll the device, it appears in Profile Manager. Return to the Profile Manager web app, select Devices, then make sure the new device is selected.
Deselect “Allow use of camera.”
Click OK. The new setting is added to the profile.
Click Save to push the configuration to the iPad.
Step 4. Test your configuration
Inspect the change on the iPad. The Camera, Photo Booth, and FaceTime app icons should be gone.
You’ve learned how to create and distribute settings to a device that you manage.
Where to go from here
You can use configuration profiles to manage apps, accounts, and more on devices. For more information, see Profile Manager Help.