DeployStudio Server 1.7.4

What’s new
Installer
– DSS v1.7.4 requires Mac OS X 10.7 and later.

Assistant
when upgrading from DSS v1.6.x, you will need to run the Assistant server setup to update the different configuration passwords (ex: repository sharepoint credentials, default Runtime login, …).

Admin
when upgrading from DSS v1.6.x, you will need to check all your workflows using tasks with passwords defined (AD/OD binding, local users creation, firmware password setup, …).
– Active Directory binding using configuration profiles option.

Bug fixes
Runtime
– improved generic task reliability.
– city names with spaces support in Time task.
– improved file permissions check of first boot resources.
– restoring language chooser launch at first boot.
– packet signing/encryption options enforcement when binding to an Active Directory server using a configuration profile.
– imaging EFI boot based Windows partitions (tested with Windows 10 only).
– use of rm -P command for secure erase (srm won’t be shipped with macOS Sierra).

Assistant
– more detailed system version mismatch alert message when creating DeployStudio boot systems.

Known issues
– the bless command may block the Runtime app when running a 10.11 based system.
– “hdiutil create” performance in 10.9/10.10 NetBoot sets (same from a standard 10.9/10.10 recovery system).

Notes
– ASR multicast is not reliable in 10.8 so keep your server running 10.7.5 or upgrade to 10.11.
– HFS disk images must now have the *.hfs.dmg file name extension otherwise they will be ignored. If you have created HFS disk images with third party tools, please rename them accordingly.
– DeployStudio Server installer updates automatically compatible DeployStudio NetBoot sets found on the local disks. If none of your NetBoot sets are compatible, you’ll need to create a new one using the DeployStudio Assistant application shipped with the release you have installed.
– DeployStudio requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 since v1.7.0. Use v1.6.x for Mac OS X 10.6.8, v1.5.x for Mac OS X 10.5.8 support and rc20 for Mac OS X 10.4.11 support.

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