Apple Remote Desktop - Setting the Startup Disk

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Setting the Startup Disk

Apple Remote Desktop can set the startup disk on any client computer. You can choose
between a volume on a local hard disk or any available NetBoot volume.

The startup disk must have a valid operating system installed on it. To set the startup
volume on a local hard disk for multiple computers at once, the local volume name
must be the same for all computers.

Alternatively, you can set the startup disk to be a NetBoot volume provided by
Mac OS X Server. This allows you to start up a number of clients from a NetBoot server.

To set the startup disk:


Select a computer list in the Remote Desktop window.


Select one or more computers in the selected computer list.


Choose Manage > Set Startup Disk.

The list that appears shows the client’s local hard disk, a custom NetBoot server item,
and a list of all available NetBoot and NetInstall servers available on the local subnet.


Choose the client’s local hard disk or a NetBoot server volume.


If you want to choose a specific local hard disk volume, select Hard Disk, click Edit, and
enter the desired volume name.


If you want to choose a custom NetBoot server volume, enter the server IP address or
fully qualified domain name, and the NetBoot volume name.

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Chapter 8

Administering Client Computers


If desired, select Restart When Done.

If you select Restart When Done, the client computer will restart after having its startup
volume set. You need to have Restart privileges to use this option.


Click Set.