Integrating OS X Server & AD (Workshop)

Joe Bazzano, Victorian Department of EducationPart of XW15

This workshop covers the integration of Windows Server 2012 R2 and OS X Server. It will include basic fundamentals of DNS, and how Active Directory is integrated with Open Directory and Profile Manager to manage users and groups in a mixed Windows/Mac Environment.

After covering how to configure Open Directory and Profile Manager, attendees will learn how to configure pay loads for pushing out printers, network shares, restrictions and more, and how to enrol devices such as iPads and MacBooks into Profile Manager. We will also touch on the Apple Configurator supervision process.

Finally, there will be an introduction to the VPP and how to deploy VPP Apps via Profile Manager on iPads.


Joe Bazzano was previously a teacher at RMIT University and Holmesglen Tafe in the area of Information Technology and Computer Science, where he specialised in Networking, Server Operating Systems and Web Development.

Currently he works as a Specialist Technician contractor for state schools in Victoria. His day to day job is to assist with server support and networking issues in schools, and he also specialises in BYOD deployments of iPads and MacBooks in schools using software such as Meraki, Profile Manager in conjunction with Windows Server 2012 and the latest OS X Server.