I talked to some Apply people regarding management of our Macs on our domain, and they went over the Remote Desktop suite of features like AutInstall, Power Copy, Application Usage reports, etc, and stated the Apple Remote Desktop suite, if you will, came with OSX and was not an additional cost - i.e. free to manage our Mac books without 3rd party tools on our enterprise network.
Then, looking online, i see pricing for volume licenses, price per seat, etc of $79. Looked all over online, and cant find anything definitive.
1. Is Apple's Remote Desktop suite free if i have a OSX server as the management server on my network?
2. Even with my OSX server (or 2) - will i have to buy seats for $79 for each of my Mac books on my network?
3. Please provide a link to verify this, if you're able, as well. i could not find one :-)
2. It does not state if you have to buy a seat for each of your macbooks. The software appears to just need to be installed on your main computer to remote connect to the other macbooks on your network.
The reviews on the Apple Store are a mixed bag.