NetBoot – a nail in the coffin?

Apple have updated the following articles:

Create a NetBoot, NetInstall, or NetRestore image:

Mac startup key combinations:

The following parts stick out in particular:




I believe NetBoot is no longer possible on an iMac Pro, even if you disable Secure Boot, as outlined here: – I haven’t actually got an iMac Pro to test this on, so if anyone could confirm, that would be fantastic. I’m also not sure if Internet Recovery ( and works, but assume it does as Apple haven’t updated those articles (yet).

The 2.6 release of Configurator adds functionality to recover iMac Pros, in a similar fashion to a DFU restore on iOS devices:

It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the next round of Mac releases… interesting times indeed…


Author: n.martin

Managing 450-odd Macs at a university, innit.

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