- Preparing the Network Services You Want to Support
- Methods to Configure the Devices
- Using the iPhone Configuration Utility (iPCU)
- Use Apples Documentation and Guides
Methods to Configure the Devices
You can either manually configure each device or create and distribute configuration profiles. Keep in mind, some VPN and Wi-Fi settings can only be set using profiles. If you want to use device passcode policies, and if you’re not using Microsoft Exchange, you must use profiles.
To create the configuration profiles, you use the free iPhone Configuration Utility (iPCU) from Apple, available for Windows and Mac OS X. Despite its name, it also works for the iPod Touch and iPad. In addition to creating the profiles, you can use it to encrypt, maintain, and install them onto devices. You can also distribute configuration profiles (an XML file) by email or offer on a web page. The profiles can include wireless network settings, VPN configuration, MS Exchange and email settings, digital certificates, and device security policies.