AutoDMG for Mac
The DeployStudio or the Absolute Manage applications are great if you need to automate certain system management tasks, especially when dealing with a large number of workstations.
AutoDMG is a small Mac utility designed to help you build custom images that can be deployed by making use of these utilities, in order quickly install OS X software updates, and other additional software.
Easy to use system image builder featuring simple tools for creating custom configurations
The AutoDMG user interface is represented by a clean and organized main window separated in three main areas: on top you must drag and drop the OS X image you want the app to analyze. Once the scan is over, AutoDMG displays the system version and the updates that need to be downloaded right below.
In addition, the bottom area of the window allows you to add your own software packages that you want to have deployed. Once everything is setup properly, all you have to do is press the “Build” button placed in the bottom right conner, and the app will create a disk image and start the installation process within the volume.
Noteworthy is that, once the procedure starts, you can monitor its progress in a detailed log window, but you cannot stop or pause the process in any way: the installation will take a considerable amount of time to complete.
User friendly software solution for building custom images that can be deployed by the DeployStudio or the Absolute Manage applications
The asr images created by the AutoDMG application can include the latest OS X software updates, or specific packages added by the user (must be suitable for deployment). Once built, you can quickly deploy them on multiple workstations by making use of the DeployStudio or Absolute Manage utilities.
All in all, working with AutoDMG is extremely intuitive, but if you want to learn more about how the application works, you can access the online documentation provided by the developer.