Endpoint Services, Munki, Computer Labs Policy & Best Practices

Overview

This article provides information for managing Mac computer labs using Technology Services' Munki Mac Endpoint Management system.

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Specifying Static Versions of Packages

The Endpoint Services (EPS) team is continually making available new or updated packages for the use of our clients. However, we recognize that many labs prefer not to change the version of some or all of their packages during the course of a semester. In order to allow for this flexibility, the EPS team has developed the following best practices to keep packages at a specific version:

Scheduling Updates to Only Run During Certain Hours

Lab managers who wish to have Munki only run during certain hours of the day can install the global package Munki Time Window (name key: "munkitimewindow"). By default, Munki Time Window will force Munki to only run between 1am and 5am. If this time window does not suit the needs of a unit, in addition to the base package, lab managers may use a Workspace ONE profile to configure an alternative time window. Please submit an EPS help request for assistance with Workspace ONE Munki Time Window profiles.

More information can be found on the Munki Time Window Wiki.


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