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This guide assumes that you have taken the machine out of the box!  In other words, it has a freshly installed version of OS X.


  1. Plug into 42 subnet
  2. Boot using option key
  3. Choose left Network option, its the March image.
  4. If the first try does no work  as indicated by an  intermittent ghost buster sign during casper boot your machine is probably a bit older so try again using right option.
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  5. After Casper boots successfully a Casper Imaging will appear. Enter your UOA details when prompted.
  6. You will then be presented by a screen which you use to enter some important information!
    Target Drive: This will most likely be Macintosh HD
    Erase target drive:  In 99% of cases DO NOT TICK THIS BUTTON.  You already have OSX installed!  Why get rid of it?
    Hostname:  Using whatever standard naming scheme SIT has decided onScreen Shot 2014-05-22 at 3.32.37 pm
  7. Configuration.  This is the important part.  Eventually you will be able to choose from SCI [Department] [Laptop/Desktop].  Currently there is only the base image, which contains standard things like office and the web browsers, and a Maths specific configuration.
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  8. If the packages on the left look correct, then you can hit Image!  Otherwise, press the “Show Custom” button in the top left of the window.
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  9. You will notice now that you have the same set of tabs as if you were in Casper Remote.  Check the documentation here, on what each tab does – but from here you can modify the task sequence (in Casper talk, configuration), just like in SCCM.The difference here is that you can’t set FEU/FET, or whether a script comes before or after.  These settings are added to the packages as they are entered into the system by the Package manager.
  10. After you hit “Image” the computer may appear to do nothing for some time. If it comes up with an Apple ID login request skip this. Wait for installations to complete which it will do so after a few reboots. Without the system itself being replaced the applications will usually take in the order of 30 minutes depending on what applications are selected. The computer itself will be in the UOA domain allowing uoa logins and may require the default ScienceIt account to be set up.