i'm currently trialling Meraki SM and am trying to achieve the following and failing, we have ipads that are used for training events and have software on them that need re setting to achieve this manually we create a backup of the profile on the software, then restore via the software using backup and restore.
is there a way i can have Meraki SM apply this restore
You wont be able to have it auto-restore an iPad. However you can have a profile that deploys apps and the likes.
Note that not every setting can be controlled remotely via an MDM.
@Matthew99 What you could do is simply use SM to uninstall the App's and then reinstall them. This could be done using tags.
@Matthew99 Sm cannot manage app's that were preinstalled or installed without using VPP. I learnt this the hard way as iPads come preinstalled with iMovie and I wasn't able to get SM to update it as it wasn't able to be managed.
My rule of thumb now is erase all iPads before configuring them. This is also a good way to remove preinstalled apps which the user might not need or you dont want them using.
@Matthew99 Yes we use DEP, we have over 200 devices enrolled in the program. Basically it means out of the box you can configure a device without even touching it, basically the user turns the device on, as part of it being enrolled in DEP you can force the device to be managed so all the user has to do is connect the device to a wireless network and SM or whatever MDM you wish to use takes care of the rest.
DEP is also helpful if devices are stolen, it mean you can pretty much brick them even if the device is erased it always links back to the MDM.