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Does anyone here have zero touch deployment figured out for a Mac AND Windows environment? If s...

  • 28 September 2020
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Does anyone here have zero touch deployment figured out for a Mac AND Windows environment? If so, did you manage to do it through a single tool or did you bite the bullet and split your environment between multiple tools?
Either way, what tooling are you using?
It’s 2021 budget time and I’m trying to dream big. 🙂



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I’d split. Two specialist tools that talk to each other. Jamf and Intune for example.

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That’s the way I’m leaning, just wanted to poll the audience and make sure there wasn’t some tool of which I am not aware

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yeah we use Kandji and Intune, but we also only have 6 windows computers so 🤷 ha

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Jamf will always be a hard sell because $$$ so alternatives to that are certainly appreciated

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fleetsmith. doesn’t do everything that jamf does by a long shot, but does do quite a bit.

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@topher How has Kandji been working for you?

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@lisa.kraft Same question 🙂

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it works well, did what we needed to do in terms of zero touch, got people up and running.

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Really great we were on Fleetsmith previously. Kandji is great and I would say 95% of what JAMF does (only missing thing is general integrations and built in processes from apps/vendors that build with JAMF in mind directly)

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Thanks all. We have managed to survive 10 years without Jamf. I knew of both Kandji and Fleetsmith but it’s nice to hear that y’all use them and find them helpful

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Anyone want to weigh in on zero-touch deployment for Windows and how y’all tackle it?

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intune with autopilot for me

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Autopilot requires licensing AzureAD P1. We have not done it yet for this reason.

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We also do not use intune as our windows MDM, but if you had intune I think it is included.

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if you already had office subscription, some SKUs have it available.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/autopilot/licensing-requirements

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Yeah we just have Office 365 E3 vs Microsoft 365 E3

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We are a Gsuite shop so… yay

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Yes. Still you can purchase Intune separately.

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we are slowly slowly moving towards Google’s endpoint management options, supplemented by Jumpcloud. I REALLY don’t want to have two different options for OTD/ZTD

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One thing you still need is Win 10 Enterprise. That's why we don't purchase Windows Hardware. Having two operating systems available is enough. Chrome OS w/ Linux for most and Mac's for those who need more.

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If you go w/ Jamf on one end; going w/ Google Device Management on the Win side may leave you frustrated 😅🙈

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If I had a choice in the matter I would just move everyone to MacOS and have a single tool. I do not have a choice in the matter.

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That being said, I have looked at enough Google things in the past to make me wary.

This time I have learned from past mistakes. I’ll wait for a few years, see if the product matures, eventually switch, and *THEN* find out 3-6 months later that they are discontinuing it.

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That sounds like a plan. 😅

I guess then I'd go and by those Intune licenses for Autopilot.

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Yeah we’re waiting for maturity before we go all in. unfortunately Google is not terribly forthcoming with documentation for the device management stuff so other than the release blog there’s no really good way to look at it.

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