Review: Four ways to manage Macs in a Microsoft world

Parallels, Centrify and Thursby go beyond what’s offered by Microsoft/Apple.

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Traditionally, Macs have been second-class citizens in the Windows-centric enterprise world, but it doesn’t have to be so. In this review, we looked at four ways to manage Macs in a Microsoft Active Directory (AD) network.

We tested the Microsoft/Apple in-the-box management combination, as well as third-party products Centrify Suite 2016 for Mac, Thursby Software’s ADMitMac 10, and Parallels Mac Management for SCCM.

We found if your organization uses Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), then Microsoft and Apple deliver the bare minimum in terms of management and control.

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