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#1 2017-12-06 16:24:47

Peteo
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Registered: 2012-03-22

New iMac Pro is the End of Mac Imaging! (Redux)

Little birdie has let it be known that the new iMac Pro will not be able to be imaged, current work around's will not work and they seemed pretty confident that there will be no workaround for this model.
Plan accordingly

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#2 2017-12-06 21:54:11

sseaton1971
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Registered: 2012-05-15

Re: New iMac Pro is the End of Mac Imaging! (Redux)

How do you know this? In other words... who is the "little birdie?"

> Peteo wrote:

> Little birdie has let it be known that the new iMac Pro will not be able to be imaged, current work around's will not work and they seemed pretty confident that there will be no workaround for this model.
Plan accordingly

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#3 2017-12-07 21:06:07

jimkirk
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Registered: 2010-02-04

Re: New iMac Pro is the End of Mac Imaging! (Redux)

Are they going to rewrite the asr man pages then?

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#4 2017-12-12 23:14:49

Peteo
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Registered: 2012-03-22

Re: New iMac Pro is the End of Mac Imaging! (Redux)

iMac Pro debuts custom Apple T2 chip to handle secure boot, password encryption, more!


"This new chip means storage encryption keys pass from the secure enclave to the hardware encryption engine in-chip — your key never leaves the chip," he wrote on Twitter. "And, they it allows for hardware verification of OS, kernel, boot loader, firmware, etc. (This can be disabled)"

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/12/12/imac-pro-debuts-custom-apple-t2-chip-to-handle-secure-boot-password-encryption-more

It's been a fun ride! Now off to MDM land!

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#5 2017-12-13 02:04:23

Trikster
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Registered: 2015-06-25

Re: New iMac Pro is the End of Mac Imaging! (Redux)

Seems that Apple has forgotten that there are lab computers that need custom configs in the User Template...  Can't really do that kind of stuff with Jamf.  Why does Apple not like imaging?

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#6 2017-12-13 06:15:42

jimkirk
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Registered: 2010-02-04

Re: New iMac Pro is the End of Mac Imaging! (Redux)

Looks like there may already a workaround provided by Apple ... see screenshot in article ...

http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/12/12/imac-pro-debuts-custom-apple-t2-chip-to-handle-secure-boot-password-encryption-more

Configure as needed for a computer lab or other situation I would fathom.  Granted, I imagine only a limited few will be purchasing $5000 iMacs anytime soon.

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#7 2017-12-13 21:50:04

mjsanders
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Registered: 2008-09-02
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Re: New iMac Pro is the End of Mac Imaging! (Redux)

We have to see it in action yet, but I guess that if you set boot security to the lowest levels imaging will still be possible, although not recommended by Apple.
In the factory they do some imaging I think?

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