Introduction

I recently came in touch with an Extension for Microsoft's Configuration Manager, called "Parallels Mac Management". As the name implies, the extension allows you to manage Mac Clients using Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager, but without the need of a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). In this Guide there is already a Parallels Proxy installed on the Site-Server where Configuration Manager is installed.

Getting the Mac Client Installer


Open the ConfigMgr Console -> Administration --> Parallels Mac Management --> Mac Client Enrollment and open the Properties


Copy the displayed URL and head over to your Mac Device.

Installing the Mac Management Client


Open the copied URL in Safari, which should download the 'pma_agent.dmg' file on your Mac.


Open the downloaded file by double clicking it.


Execute the "Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM.pkg" inside the dmg file, which should launch the Setup Wizard.


Continue


Read the End-User License Agreement and Click Continue.


Install


Close

Registering the Mac Management Client

After you Close the Installation Dialog, the below displayed Registration Dialog should appear. If you close this Dialog by mistake, it should automatically re-open every 5-10 minutes or after any Restart of the Mac.


Continue


Specify the Credentials of a User, which has the Permission to enroll new Macs.


If the specified User does not have permission to enroll new Mac's, the above Message should appear.


If this should happen, make sure that the User is member of the Group, which you specified as "Enrollers" in the Parallels Proxy Configuration Wizard during the Proxy Setup.


If everything went well, the above Screen should  appear. Click Done.

Verify the Client Registration


Open the Settings App and click on Parallels Mac Management at the bottom.


Verify the Properties SCCM Proxy URLSite code, and Policies received.


Head over to the ConfigMgr Console, and search for the Mac in the Devices Node. It should be displayed as above, with the Client Version matching the one in the Settings App.


The Client should also have sent some Hardware Inventory by now, which can be viewed in the Resource Explorer as on a normal Windows Device. Pretty cool stuff :)

Uninstalling the Parallels Mac Management Client

Run the following command in a Terminal Window to fully uninstall the Mac Management Client:

sudo /Library/Parallels/pma_agent.app/Contents/MacOS/pma_agent_uninstaller.app/Contents/Resources/UninstallAgentScript.sh