We’re excited to announce that a Hyper-V virtual machine with Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM is now available—a pre-built Microsoft SCCM trial environment with a trial version of our plugin for managing Mac computers.
This pre-built trial allows you to try our solution without any impact on your Microsoft SCCM infrastructure. It also enables you to control and manage Mac computers right away after activation.
You can run this Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine on a physical server with Hyper-V, or even on a compatible Windows 10 workstation with the Hyper-V role enabled.
What’s inside this virtual machine:
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP
- SCCM current branch 1702, including MSSQL server
- Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM Version 6, installed and preconfigured to work with SCCM
After downloading and extracting the VM hard disk image, you will need to create a new Hyper-V virtual machine in Hyper-V manager (or attach this hard disk image to an existing one). You will then need to add some finishing touches to the Guest OS Windows 2012 Server R2 to be able to activate your trial license for Parallels Mac Management, as described in the trial-in-a-box guide.
This virtual machine is great for testing out almost all the features of Parallels Mac Management. You will only need a single macOS® endpoint device to start with, and a few more if you want to manage macOS device collections the way you want.
Which trial option to choose? Trial-in-a-box virtual machine is perfect for a quick hands-on experience that also keeps your Microsoft SCCM installation intact.
If you want to try macOS Operating System Deployment and support for the Apple Device Enrollment Program, then the on-premise fully featured trial would be the best option.
Given the minimum learning curve and no additional infrastructure required, our solution leverages your Microsoft SCCM investments and enables Windows admins to manage Mac computers.