As we get more and more Apple iDevices (iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches), we may want to consider leveraging the iPhone Configuration Utility (which Apple should really rename).
This utility allows us to create a “perfect” and “recommended” configuration profiles that can be uploaded on a web page or shared via email. When a customer clicks on such a profile, the following tasks (and more) can happen fairly automatically:
- setup ActiveSync with a pre-defined (correct!) server name. Customer just needs to enter email address, username and password.
- setup VPN pointing to pre-defined vpn server (but only pptp and cisco protocols supported)
- setup a predefined wireless (like Midd_standard — can even push a password… Or not…)
- prompt customer to configure a secure pass code to lock the device