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Custom Profiles & Settings Help

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Custom Profiles & Settings Help

I have inherited a Meraki set up at my new job. There are many profiles (all seem custom made somehow) that are built with what seems to be custom .plist files etc. For example, a disable guest profile is enabled to disable all guest accounts. It has custom mcx settings on there. My question would be how can I build profiles on Meraki with custom profiles like these?

 

I have read about the managed app settings which do something similar, but these seem to be only for iOS or Android and not Mac OS X. Any suggestions?

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Re: Custom Profiles & Settings Help

@akuma_xxx

 

Your predecessor probably used a tool called mcxToProfile and uploaded the custom configuration profile to Meraki and scoped it out to the proper devices.

 

Here is the tool:

https://github.com/timsutton/mcxToProfile

 

I do stress this to you - Apple has started to move away from MCX and is highly encouraging (and eventually is going to force you) to stick with profiles. This is what I have been doing when I have been overhauling Mac OSX profiles:

 

Get a copy of Mac OSX Server and set up a local version of profile manager. You can create way more profiles in profile manager than Meraki offers (and I guarantee that are 100% supported by Apple as it is there framework and software).

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or need clarification, 

Jared Flitt

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Kind of a big deal

Re: Custom Profiles & Settings Help

@akuma_xxx

 

Your predecessor probably used a tool called mcxToProfile and uploaded the custom configuration profile to Meraki and scoped it out to the proper devices.

 

Here is the tool:

https://github.com/timsutton/mcxToProfile

 

I do stress this to you - Apple has started to move away from MCX and is highly encouraging (and eventually is going to force you) to stick with profiles. This is what I have been doing when I have been overhauling Mac OSX profiles:

 

Get a copy of Mac OSX Server and set up a local version of profile manager. You can create way more profiles in profile manager than Meraki offers (and I guarantee that are 100% supported by Apple as it is there framework and software).

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or need clarification, 

Jared Flitt

Find this helpful? Click the kudos button. Thanks!

 

 
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Re: Custom Profiles & Settings Help

@jared_f

 

Just checked. Profile manager does in fact have an option to create these custom settings. Exactly what I was looking for. I will keep the tool you mentioned as well just in case down the line I need a second option. 

 

Thanks for the help!

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