Disclaimer: This technical paper is no longer being updated. Apple does not recommend or support monolithic system imaging as an installation method because of recent improvements in macOS security, hardware, management, and deployment. Apple encourages IT administrators to convert from device imaging to Apple’s Device Enrollment (formerly DEP) workflows. (For more information on supported methods of installing macOS, see Apple's Help documentation: https://help.apple.com/deployment/macos/#/apd545ec8b69). With a device management solution like Jamf Pro and Apple's Device Enrollment, you can easily deploy and configure macOS, iOS, and tvOS devices. For more information about deploying and configuring macOS, iOS, and tvOS devices using Jamf Pro, see the Jamf Pro Administrator's Guide.
This guide is designed for IT administrators who want to image or re-image the macOS computers in their environment.
What's in This Guide
This guide provides best practices for Target Mode Imaging (TMI) and imaging using NetBoot.